Less Grade, More Elevation, Unobstructed Views
This photo was taken in early August, when the towers were nearing their eventual heights. The new bridge is more even (less grade) so trucks won’t have to do what my neighbor calls “stop for air,” referring to their use of air brakes and shifting as needed on the current bridge.
You see a construction vehicle, right? Now look closely at what’s ON it.
Crews continue removing the self-climbing forms that helped build the main span towers during the past 15 months. They’re driven off the bridge — the westbound span is connected to land — to be repurposed.
I’d like to know what you think.
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