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 21, 2005:What a difference one night makes.

Early this morning, it was a bit chilly and cloudy. Here is a view looking east from the western end of the bridge. To the right is the last segment to be paved - about 50 feet long.

Walking from west to east, I first encountered the paved segment that was curing yesterday. Hmmm - something happened over night.

Yesterday, you noted (because your curious eyes were enabled - weren't they?) that the Bidwell paving machine was parked near the 9th stay cable anchor. Here you see that it has moved a bit east and is now parked near the 5th stay cable anchor. Sometime during the night, some paving action happened. Also the portable lights have been moved east a distance of about about 4 anchors.

Here the new pavement from last night is curing and if you count the anchors on the left - there are eight - close enought for highway work. Isn't mathematics wonderful? Also the wet burlap that was covering yesterday's segment has been removed and neatly folded.

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C. Frank Starmer