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January 15-16, 2005:Getting there: the West Ramp and Approach

The light was warm, the wind was cold - but I liked these for simply what they were

West Ramp Gap: Girders placed on top of the "next" pier since last week (see Jan 8 photos below) - looks like 2 piers to go

Preparing to erect the next set of girders

Riding a beam for all its worth - these steel workers are really acrobats in disguise

Working with rebar(left) - and an afternoon discussion (right)

The East Bay Ramp - east of East Bay looking north toward the main approach (left) and south (right)

The East Bay Ramp - at East Bay

On the right is the bicycle / jogging lane - seems its for real

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