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

May 20, 2005: More paving painting and stuff
The north and two inner lanes are complete. Only the south lane remains and it is about 60% complete.

Looking east - only the south lane is incomplete - a short segment at the end of the west back span and from the east pylon to the end of the east back span.

The last north segment is complete

The last west main span segment is about 60% complete

The newest south outside segment is curing

And the next south outside segment is being prepared. Note that the Bidwell machine and portable lights are parked near the 10th stay cable anchor

Now the extra stuff

Looking west as a storm approaches.

You can see that we are nearing the end - preparing for painting lane markers

and where there are lines, there are line men

Surface preparation and painting is in full swing

The bicycle fence is rapidly becoming reality

A view of the main span and bicycle fence

Teathered and building

Looking west (left) and looking east (right)

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C. Frank Starmer