Hands-On: Helping to Build the New NY Bridge
Want to know what it’s like working on the state’s $3.9 billion project?
A dock builder, a main span superintendent, a carpenter, a crew boat captain, an environmental inspector, a concrete plant foreman, and a crane operator tell you:
They describe it as “interesting, great experience, challenge, good feeling, part of history, awesome . . . “
“There’s a lot of work involved, a lot of things you have to be careful of, a lot of safety involved.”
“You’re working on some things that have never been done before.”
“It’s like a once-in-a-lifetime job, I think, for most people.”
“You have to like working with your hands, you have to like being outside . . . ”
“It’s a good feeling, knowing that we’re going to be a part of history on an American-made bridge.”
“It’s going to feel amazing to know that I had my hand in this bridge . . . to drive across it and say, ‘I helped build that bridge.'”
“It’s kind of interesting to see an entire bridge go up from the bottom.”
“When you build a bridge, you’re building a landmark, and that’s something I always think about.”
I’d like to know what you think.
Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015