Railfan Bridge Collapse Photos
Photos By Robert "Bulletbob Smith"
Leaning Support in #20 Was to be Dynamited night of 2-24-04
Orange pile under S in CSX are Coast Guard Type Life Vests just brought to brave souls on bridge. Best I could tell they all declined.
Photos Above Taken 2-20-04 by Bob Smith
FEBRUARY 23rd FINDS PILE DRIVERS AT WORK. SPANS THAT COLLAPSED DYNAMITED AND LEANING SUPPORT LEANING MORE!!!
MONSTER CRANE AND PILE DRIVERS ON SCENE#5A
Piles Driven over 100ft.#10A
FEBRUARY 25th BRINGS MORE EQUIPMENT WITH BOATS AND PLATFORMS
Small Armada Of vessels Arrive-Top of leaning support dynamited#18A
Backhoes Used to propel and hold platforms in Water#20A
BRIDGE REPAIR GETTING IN FULL SWING FEBRUARY 28, 2004. PILE DRIVERS ARE DONE NOW WELDERS MUST FINISH SUPPORTS. DYNAMITE TOOK TOP PORTION OF LEANING SUPPORT AWAY!!!
BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRESS 2-28-04#5A
BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRESS 2-28-04#7A
BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRESS 2-28-04#20A
Hopper that teetered On brink in Cleveland, Tx 2-28-04#3A
Last Pile Driver Tied down in Shepherd, Tx 2-28-04#22A
BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION MARCH 2, 2004
Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#11
Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#13(Boxes of explosive charges being placed on remnant of old support)
Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#17(Notice Explosive Charges being Tamped with long pole on remnant of Support)
Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#18
Span Aquired From KCS is in Place#23
IT IS REPORTED THAT THE UP LUFKIN SUB REOPENED MARCH 3, 2004 WITH A 25MPH SLOW ORDER ON BRIDGE
Bridge Done 3-5-04 #18a
Bridge Done 3-5-04 #9a
Bridge Still being worked on in November 2004
CHANNEL 13 ABC HOUSTON STORY FEB 20, 2004. MY 15 SECONDS OF FAME!!!
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