After all the photos I took, I've tried to arrange them in some order based on various topics I found interesting.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Old men ought to be explorers Here and there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion
July 11, 2004 - adding cross beams on the west platform and moving ballast
Overview of the approaches and pylons
Here is the current position of the counterweight - near the 2nd anchor. During the past week, the cross beams were added on the westward directed platform segment and the anchor beams were added to the eastward directed platform segment. The counterweight has been relocated. The stacks of ballast were not obvious on June 6 when the west pylon platform was only 3 anchor-beams in length. Compare with last week's location (July 4, above) - near the 4th anchor. This shift is most likely a response to adding the 6th anchor extensions to the eastward extension of the west platform
Here are the final west and east pier pairs for supporting the western and eastern approaches. The southern pier of the west approach has been extended to the same hight as the northern pier (see July 4 photo). Note (right) the white steel platform anchor extensions and cross-beams - which were removed from the barge anchored near the Yorktown (among the photos for staging).
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C. Frank Starmer