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Pokémon Anyone?

I visited Akihabara twice while in Japan.  Once was for a meeting with a client company that was based there and the other was when I was exploring.  This area is known for a lot of entertainment associated with animation … Continue reading

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And It’s Attached

You should have seen the video of the move by now.  The effort to float the new span into place was pretty impressive.  The joints are a tight tolerance to be met but you are moving a large barge with … Continue reading

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In to Place She Goes

The movement of the bridge in to its new location finally went ahead after a lot of waiting on my part.  While I was shooting stills, I did set up a second camera to get a time lapse of the … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the New Span

Once the old part of the bridge is cut away, the next step is getting the remaining part of the bridge ready to accept the new structure.  The original construction of the bridge involves having the metalwork riveted together.  In … Continue reading

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Wells Street Bridge Part Two

Here we find ourselves repeating some previous posts.  Hopefully, this will be slightly different.  A while back I posted about the replacement of the south span of the Wells Street Bridge.  You can look back at the previous posts here … Continue reading

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Video of S Wells Lift

As with a lot of my helicopter postings, there were pictures in the original post and now I am following up with some video. I guess that is as much explanation as is required. Here you go. http://youtu.be/syE4bRkZxds[\embed]

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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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