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Out it comes!

Out it comes!
Continuing my bridge series, the current activity is removing the concrete pylons of the old bridge. (Scale is important here, compare the size of the concrete with the crew on the barge). The top section sits on two concrete pillars and the removal process consists of cutting those off just below water level (PiP 1). While that is being done, the crane on the barge takes the weight of the concrete (PiP 2). Luckily I was able to find out the approximate time this one would be lifted (it's a two day preparation process). Finally, (PiP 3) the barge carefully takes the huge lump of concrete across to the other side of the river for disposal. The remaining sections of the concrete pillars are removed later.

With Friday arriving again, I'll wish everyone a very Happy Fence Friday and a safe and enjoyable weekend.


Jean-luc Drouin, Marco F. Delminho, Dimas Sequeira, Trudy Tuinstra and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
....da hast du sehr schöne Aufnahmen dieser Baustelle fotografieren können lieber tiabunna:))

......wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
3 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Have a nice weekend too, George ! HFF ! Stay safe and healthy !
3 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
George, tu presentación hace pensar sobre la complejidad que tienen los puentes. Cuando conduces tu vehículo sobre ellos no valoras la obra; vista aquí y si pensamos que los pilares se asientan sobre el lecho del río y han de estar ajustados a la altura del puente... Uhhh!
3 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
George, tu presentación hace pensar sobre la complejidad que tienen los puentes.
3 months ago.
RHH club
What a complicated and enormous project this was.
3 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visit, George.
3 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day.
3 months ago.
Annemarie club
hff Goerge
3 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
It still on going that is just so much work but will look like it was never there to start with, HFF hope you have plans to enjoy the weekend.
3 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
More superb images from this fascinating project George
HFF and a nice weekend.
3 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome series! Reminds me of when they were building the new Tappan Zee Bridge (now known as the Mario Cuomo Bridge, a name not very popular with New Yorkers). Stay well!

Admired in: www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
3 months ago.
Christa1004 club
It's interesting to follow the construction of this bridge, thanks to your photos. HFF George.
3 months ago.
Dinesh club
Nice one HFF
3 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Interesting series and note George.
HFF and a happy weekend.
3 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Its been really good seeing the slow process of bridge build and removal here. I reckon that there cannot be much more to come in this series now. Well done and thanks for sharing.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
3 months ago.
 Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg club
Again a great series about your bridge - I especially like the 2. Pip with the whole crane!

HFF and a good WE, George!
3 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
An excellent series and good update George.
HFF and wish you a good weekend.
3 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
Quite some project!
HFF & have great weekend.
3 months ago.
RHH club
Beautiful weather here and we've finally gotten some rain.
3 months ago.
RHH club
3 months ago.
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Every time, I can nothing but marvel at the organizational and technical skills of these people.
Without their know-how, this and other work wouldn't be possible.
Thank you very much for the continuation of this for me highly impressive reporting
in words and pictures, George.
HFF! Enjoy your weekend, and stay well!
3 months ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
Schön. HFF, George.
Dir ein freundliches Wochenende.
3 months ago.
Berny club
HFF and a great weekend, George!
3 months ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
HFF and have a good weekend!
3 months ago.
Erika+Manfred club
HFF, enjoy your weekend
3 months ago.
Ecobird club
This looks like quite and undertaking George, - the concrete sctions are massive!! It is good that you are able to photograph the removal of the pylons as it completes your record. Three superb images.

HFF and have a good weekend
3 months ago.
micritter club
Very interesting series of photos. Impressive work. Wishing you a nice weekend.
3 months ago.
gezginruh club
HFF, enjoy your weekend!

Best wishes
3 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Good information George...I enjoy anything to do with engineering.. if the huge crane lifting huge weights sits on a barge.. how come it doesn't tip ? do you know if they put legs down to the river bed ?... // Have a fine weekend - (HFF) from > Dj.. UK.
3 months ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Thanks for your kind comment, David. The barge is specially built for this kind of work and runs to over 3,000 tonnes. I should have included a shot of the whole thing, so I'll do so below. There is extra hardware on the deck, which would help with balance and, although I'm guessing, I wouldn't be surprised if there are ballast tanks which can also be used. They certainly don't put down legs, as the barge then has to move the load across the estuary. It is noticeable though that they don't swing the crane sideways, generating a side load.

3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Annalia S. club
has replied to tiabunna club
You can tell she's got her "tail" up a bit with all the weight she has to handle up in front, but it really is an impressive feat.
3 months ago.
David G Johnson club
has replied to tiabunna club
Thanks for your further info' and picture George... yes it's a massive base length wise - I would think a weight of water could be drawn in at the far end..which will be worked out to more or less equal the load being lifted - as a counterbalance -.. and as you point out.. side lifting will be limited..interesting too to see the crane is tracked and not fixed the barge..looks like it has a degree of back and forth travel... . thanks again - and Cheers from David J.. UK.
3 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Nog steeds druk bezig zie ik George -HFF en mooi weekeinde!
3 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
A series of beautifully composed, colorful and intriguing images, George. Down to the last moment, when its huge cement "feet" were taken out, the old bridge removal saga has provided a moving and interesting set of images. I am sure you already have them in an album and i will go and look through it once again as soon as you will say "this ist the very last image of the bridge series."
Belated HFF!
3 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
excellent. Have a nice sunday
3 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Soon the old bridge will disappear totally leaving only a memory and a photographic record. An excellent story, George.
3 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Interesting sequential procedures! Belated HFF, George!
3 months ago.

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