The gantry moving on a stormy day.

 
It was a dark and stormy day, but obviously i am impressed by this giant pice of equipment and wanted to see it in action, so i went out there last Friday afternoon and took some photos of it moving to the next pillar.  You can watch my time elapsed photos as a movie on youtube

It started out looking like this - then they moved it backward and hooked on the end pice which was sitting on the prior pier.  Then it moved  forward to the next pier and  they set it down.  The whole process took about 3 hours with me standing in the mud and wiping drops off the lense.  I ran out of juice for the camera and missed the excitment of the traverse bars at the top that hold the cranes moved the gantry forward to the next pier.  Oh well, maybe someday i will manage to get it again when the light is better.


I went out again on Saturday and they had already lifted up all the segments of the next section, and were ready to connect them together. They tell me that they do 2 or three segments a week. 



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Comments


Mark de LA says
Nice photo documentary

Seth says
a streamlined version from China



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