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As seen from the Aquarium
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July 11, 2004 4:30 pm (an approaching thunder strom removed my light). Installing cross beams on the west platform and extending the east platform (6th anchor set)

Main Span

West Pylon
On the left, you can see the recently installed cross beams between the 6th extension anchor beams. Compare with last week's photo where you see the extensions without cross beams.
East Pylon
Click on the image, use your imagination and you can see the recently added 6th platform extension beams (on the right)

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