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

March 10, 2005: Installing the last concrete floor panels

But most of the action today is with placing floor panels on the griders linking the east and west decks. Here you can see raising the 3rd floor panel and then lowering it onto the east deck floor girders

And a little man power to coax it into its final resting place

To add a bit of action - here are two 1 min video segments of lifting the floor panel and lowering the floor panel. Each video segment is about 15 Mb, quicktime.

A view of the completed east deck (1/2 gap closed) and Peo (right) explaining something to Jack, one of the iron workers that bolted up the north splice plate.

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C. Frank Starmer