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Woodinville Lineman

If you take a garbage truck and attach it to a power pole that you aren’t supposed to attach it to, you are likely to cause some trouble.  We had a blackout as a result of such an event.  The … Continue reading

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Yet More on the 100-400

Here is the latest update on the 100-400 saga.  As reported here, I got the 100-400 back from Canon and they had indeed found something wrong with it.  This was, as I noted then, a relief as I wasn’t imagining … Continue reading

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Update on the 100-400

Nearly a year ago I got the new model of the Canon 100-400 EF lens.  I had it on back order when it first came out and it arrived just before Christmas so became an impromptu gift to me!  Almost … Continue reading

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And the First Piece is Away!

As I mentioned before, the first piece was free.  I hadn’t planned for a time lapse.  I had no idea I was going to time my visit for when this happened, nor that it was going to happen so soon.  … Continue reading

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Cutting Through the Night

I headed back to the work site later the same day to see how things were progressing.  I wanted to know how fast things were moving but I also wanted to see the work at night.  The cutting torches they … Continue reading

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Starting the removal

The start of the bridge replacement program I mentioned here was swift.  One of the first things they did after getting the trains shut down was to open the span that wasn’t being worked on.  This provided room to move … Continue reading

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Wells Street Bridge Prep

A major engineering activity is underway in the city at the moment.  The Chicago River is crossed by many bridges.  Most of them are bascule bridges and they are part of a cycle of maintenance with each bridge getting refurbished … Continue reading

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