Please Pass the New Transfer Bridge: Woods Hole Repairs

The old bridge is out.

Take the shackle bolts off the old bridge.

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The new one’s on the barge, behind the crane.

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One of the fellas I talked to said the bridge probably weighed fifteen or sixteen tons.

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Wait a minute, it’s coming over backwards!

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Oh, that’s slick, just spin it around.

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Slip it into the slip.

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Lower away…

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There’s still plenty of work left, plenty of fussing a cussing to go, but at this point the heavy lifting is almost done.

As my ferry leaves, we have a view of the work site.

 

 

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Hats off to the people who do this dangerous, dirty, necessary work.

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And thank you.

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