Monday Musings: Week Three into Year Three

Of month three . . .

Older bridge and new vertical piers/© Janie Rosman 2015

Older bridge and new vertical piers/© Janie Rosman 2015

You could see the contrast of old to new: the bridge next to sections of its eventual replacement. Five months ago the first set of piers was built, and two weeks later their formwork was removed. Cars and trucks driving on the bridge looked like toys by comparison. This was two weeks ago.

Friday I was on a boat under and around the bridge to watch the super crane make its first placement. Exciting? Yes! I wish the weather and the river had been kinder. It was rough on the water and reminded me of last year, when Mother Nature delayed an historical boat tour.

sun

I’d never seen the early-morning sun reflected from the river. I was aiming for that and the New York City skyline when I snapped this picture and then saw the symbolic silhouette of vertical piers to come.

Yesterday I went to the opening of a student art show at Rockland Center for the Arts and to a friend’s surprise birthday party, and my only concern was that a car would change lanes across the newly-painted solid white lines. A few did.

activityHere’s why the the U.S. Coast Guard expanded the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) and established a safety zone around the project site. You can see one of the recently-returned floating concrete batch plants in the background to the left, a boater warning sign in the foreground, cranes operating to the right, and traffic above on the bridge.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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