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July 17, 2004:

5:30 pm 6th cables set on the west pylon, 6th anchors extendion completed on the east pylon

Main Span

West Pylon
On the left, you can see the recently installed cables on both the eastward and westward extensions of the platform
East Pylon
Click on the image, use your imagination and you can see the 6th platform extension beams added on the left

July 17, 2004

Closing the west approach gap

Closing the east approach gap

West Approach

East Approach

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