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July 31, 2004 4:30 pm (Apologies for last week's absence)
Instead of showing each tower, it seemed to me that showing the gaps between the approaches and nearest tower and the gap between the two towers would be more interesting. The progress is rapid enough that we should be able to see this "closing of the gap" with each week's photos.

This week, there are 7 cables on the ship channel side of each tower and 6 cables on the approach side of each tower (click the gap photos and count them if you have curious eyes )

Main Span

West Pylon
East Pylon

July 31, 2004

Closing the West Approach Gap

Closing the East Approach Gap

West Approach

East Approach

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