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As seen from the Aquarium
East Bay on ramp
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January 20, 2005:Getting there: the East Bay Ramp and Approach

West Ramp Gap: Bridging the next gap, erecting the 3rd girder and the 4th is waiting

Look what happened between 1pm (above) and 5pm (below) - girders off-loaded from the trucks and moved between the two cranes - nice example of just-in-time delivery

Moving the 3rd girder from the left to the right side of the red crane while the 4th girder is patiently waiting

The East Bay Ramp
east of East Bay looking north toward the main approach (left) and south (right). Note that above the north pier, rebar has been places on the left and right sides.

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