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August 21, 2004

Closing the West Approach Gap: 9th cable bundle being pulled on the channel side By my counting, this is > 50% complete on the channel side of the west tower..

Closing the East Approach Gap: 8th cable bundle pulled, and more work on the cap for the last approach pier. From the remaining holes in the pylons, it appears that the platform is 50% complete - 8 (or 9) remaning cables bundles to be pulled and anchored. (Click on the image and count the holes above the last cable).

West Approach (Cap complete and porta-potty installed). Note the barge with concrete rectangles. These are the roadbed segments that are lifted and placed on the beams seen at the top right of the photo. See (near the top for lifting and placing a section or for positioning one of these concrete sections

East Approach (Forms in place for pouring concrete cap, completing the pier = 2 columns + cap)

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