One of the problems I observed before they began demolishing the steel bridge that stood here was that the bridge held the rigging for the electric bus wires aloft. So clearly the wires were going to need to come down for the tear-down and then re-rigged before the buses could resume service.
I figured they would need to place heavy poles to accomplish this. But someone was really clever and instead painted "SAVE" on three of the big concrete columns supporting the bridge. When the bridge was taken down - they simply lassoed steel cables around the supports and reconnected the wires. The buses were rolling on the next morning. Fabulous!
This is the same spot were I captured those dramatic images of them shooting water into the sunset as they were knocking down the bridge...
Here is a link to my October 1st post which shows the wires passing under the bridge as well as the columns:
[tomorrow]: the view two days later - and much earlier in the day.
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