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June 27, 2004 - update

This week, I see that there are 5 stays on both sides of the west pylon and 5 on the eastern side of the east pylon and 4 on the western side of the east pylon. Below are a few photos showing the pylons, stays and ramps.

An overview of the approaches and pylons

A bicycle view of the pylons - 7:30 am

West Pylon and Platform

East Pylon and Platform

West Pylon Stays

East Pylon Stays

West Approach

East Approach

West Pylon Cables

Charleston - from under the West platform

Some observations about placing steel beams on the approach piers has moved to steel.php

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