Building the Ravenel Bridge

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

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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