Dec 11, 2014

Engineering and nature

 This is another view of the construction of the new bridge. The structure with the horizontal cross piece is being used to move the large steel beams from the land out onto the bridge itself. These steel beams are put together on the shore and are made from small sections bolted together. When they are about half the width of the river, the structure is used to move them into the proper place on the bridge and hold them while they are bolted to the support structure.
Back along the side of the river, I found these very bright flowers. If I had a little bit more time, I would start learning the names and identifying features of the plants and animals that I see on my walks.

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