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July 4, 2004 6:00 pm Extending the west platform (6th anchors)

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West Pylon

Note the extension beams with attached anchors on the westward extension of the platform ready to receive the cross members (white beams on the barge anchored to the left of the base of the west pylon). Also note the two stacks of cement blocks (I think its ballast to balance the weight of the westward directed platform) on the eastward directed platform. Click to see a view of the ballast from the old bridge
East Pylon

The cross beam can be clearly seen here, in preparation for adding the next set of cable anchors and platform extension beams. Each extension beam has an attached anchor prior (see barge photo). The gray squares along the length of the platform are the splices between extension segments.

July 4, 2004

West Approach

East Approach

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