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Raising the beams – Part 4

Raising the beams – Part 4

These pictures are from the raising of the final four beams at the Las Flores bridge. Parts 1 – 3 of this series can be seen below this post. Keep in mind that these beams were set over the course of several weeks. Although we have months of no rain, when this...
Raising the beams – Part 3

Raising the beams – Part 3

In case you missed them, Part 1 and Part 2 immediately precede this post. I am relating events which happened about a month ago – my life hasn’t really left space for blogging recently! The water in the river is much higher now. The cranes arrived right as...
Raising the beams – Part 2

Raising the beams – Part 2

In Part 1, you saw the first beam of the Las Flores bridge raised into position. In Part 2, you’ll see glimpses of the process as the 2nd through 7th beams are raised. Hoist that beam! This is the second beam going up, in the shadow of the old bridge. A Catholic...
Raising the beams – Part 1

Raising the beams – Part 1

I know you’ve been waiting for them (you especially, Jane, LOL) . . . and here they are: the pictures from the work of putting the concrete beams up on the bridge in Las Flores! These photos are from the first day, and the very very start of the second day,...