After all the photos I took, I've tried to arrange them in some order based on various topics I found interesting.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Old men ought to be explorers Here and there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion
David Wertz from the SC DOT has clued me in about the complexities of connecting the final anchor beams - joining first the west approach with the west deck and in about a month, the east approach with the east deck. (Check out Closing the West Gap) David said:
"To add a little detail to the "unjacking" that was mentioned, last week, the entire 1/4 mile long west deck was jacked toward the channel about 3 1/2" using a few 200 ton hydraulic jacks to prepare for the placement of the last two edge girders. The deck will have to be slowly and partially released back to get the alignment just right for the final connection."
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C. Frank Starmer