Saturday, March 24, 2012

OC Bridge Construction Update

What can I say? My dad and granddad were both engineers. This moving bridge fascinates me. 

I checked the construction cam first thing this morning (bottom photo). Then I clicked back 4 hours, and back 4 hours again, to get these screen shots in sequence. 

 Midnight last night
You can see that the bridge is just starting to move in from the right of the photo. 
(For comparison, check the earlier photo in the post below.)

 4:00 AM this morning
Here it comes!


8:00 AM this morning. 
Halfway there. That's Home Depot in the background.

Wow! They are making great progress! The bridge is already halfway in place. I wonder if they are ahead of schedule? The highway is supposed to reopen by 4:00 AM Tuesday. After it is moved into place they still have to anchor it to the foundation. 

4 comments:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

I haven't been to you blog for a couple days, so I had no idea about the new bridge thing going on. I can't imagine OC traffic backed up that bad. Makes you thankful for a commute going the other direction, eh?

Dorothy said...

Since you shared that link yesterday, Ken and I are fascinated with it, too. We check in just to see how it's coming along!

Mark & Susanne Kelley said...

We had a very large bridge - 354 feet long - moved into place one night last year. It was a couple miles from our home (and about a block away from our church building), and was very cool! I can see why you're enjoying it up there in OC.

http://i15core.utah.gov/bridge/

Finding My Way Softly said...

I couldn't get the construction cam to work, so the time lapse photos were great. We will definitely take the back roads when we come see you tomorrow!