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August 23, 2003
The first photo taken from the SC Aquarium.

Almost at the beginning of growing the main pylons. With time, the main pylons would grow, the main and back spans would appear, stay cables would be assembled, span segments aligned and joined. This is the result of a photo essay adventure triggered by visits to the SC aquarium with my grand children. A web page seemed like a great way to share what I saw with them. I did not realize that once Google indexed the pages, that these pages would become a community project with world-wide collaborators. One of the best adventures of my life!

The project started with weekend bicycle rides to the aquarium and taking a standard set of photos. As time went on, invitations appeared to visit various aspects of the bridge, to capture some of the construction processes and share them with the world. The Internet provided the communication between me and many of you. Without your contributions, this would be just another set of photos.

Main Span (absent)

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