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    Yes, thanks for the pictures. Needed a fix.

    You guys got me addicted to looking at the camera every couple days also. Saw barge sections being loaded out and one drill rig gone last week.

    Concrete guys on 5 or 6 single shifts and drill rigs on 5/24s it looks like. Debris on bottom put a crimp in their style for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie Dog View Post

    You guys got me addicted to looking at the camera every couple days also.

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    We need Steve to go back and talk someone into moving the camera to the other side
    It's hard to see much now.

    I don't know anything about bridge design so it has been interesting to see how things are done.
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    We watched a tubular rebar cage approaching a barge with a truck and a crane moving it...laughed as it looked like a very long Chinese Dragon in a parade. It was bending in all directions as they wrangled it. My length estimate was over 40' using my old lineman pole setting eye.
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    The contractor has good crane operators. I watched on the computer a couple times while two cranes placed the concrete beams.
    Both times the cranes were placed in awkward positions but they were still very smooth when placing the beams.
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    Good day for a ride with henzilla and Helen..
    Checked out the progress on the new bridge.
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    Thanks Lee,

    Had to go to a couple BA meetings (Bridge Anonymous) last week when the camera was down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie Dog View Post
    Thanks Lee,

    Had to go to a couple BA meetings (Bridge Anonymous) last week when the camera was down.


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    Today's bridge cam picture.

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    Thanks Lee.

    I wonder if they will make it in the next 35 days.

    The drill rigs and small cable crane have been on the dirt on the South side for a couple weeks but the contractor is not 24/7 like before the debris was found on the bottom.

    Sure hope they make it, it is good to see projects like this can actually still be done in the good old U S of A. No way it could be done that fast where I live. It would have been years in the courts to handle the environmentalists wanting to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie Dog View Post
    Thanks Lee.

    I wonder if they will make it in the next 35 days.

    The drill rigs and small cable crane have been on the dirt on the South side for a couple weeks but the contractor is not 24/7 like before the debris was found on the bottom.


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    I'm guessing it's going to be close. The contractor must feel they can do it since they're not working 24/7.
    We were there on a Sunday and they were not working.
    If they don't make the completion date the liquidated damages is $1,285 a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I'm guessing it's going to be close. The contractor must feel they can do it since they're not working 24/7.
    We were there on a Sunday and they were not working.
    If they don't make the completion date the liquidated damages is $1,285 a day.
    Yea, I am sure he negotiated enough extension once the problem on the bottom was found to give a good cushion. Shift work is expensive.

    Both drill rigs are no where to be seen, small cable crane is being disassembled on South shore and big cable crane on barge is moved to North shore, presumably for disassembly. Heavy lifting must be complete with 30 days to go. The hydraulic cranes finishing up it appears.

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    The city is ready and have a Memorial Day Weekend event planned ahead of the annual Aqua Boom 4th of July party.

    https://www.kingslandaquaboom.org/
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    In Calgary the City organizes bridge parties, when a new one is built, or an existing one has been refurbished. IIRC, this is a European tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    The city is ready and have a Memorial Day Weekend event planned ahead of the annual Aqua Boom 4th of July party.

    https://www.kingslandaquaboom.org/
    Looks like a good excuse for a day ride.
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    Placing another set of beams today.
    I would think this is the last set.

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