Building the Ravenel Bridge

After all the photos I took, I've tried to arrange them in some order based on various topics I found interesting.

And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)

Old men ought to be explorers
Here and there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion

July 13, 2005: Preparing for the main event

Its a big deal to set up the fireworks for Thursday night. A group of us met to gain a better insight into the Thursday night event. More than 60,000 shots will be ignited, assuming that the weather behaves itself - which requires winds less than 20 mpg. Rain seems not to be such a big deal - and should conditions be poor, the event will be shifted to Friday night - same time, same station. There will be 6 or 8 barges with fireworks (my bad short term memory) as well as an array of stuff on the main deck. In addition to the fireworks, there will be music, broadcast by a number of local stations.

Here is shown one group of fireworks shells.

These are arranged in a linear array that follows the barrier separating east bound from west bound traffic

And of course to get the story right, all our local new organizations were asking questions to the Zambelli worker who is setting up the array. (He is from Summerville, by the way).

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C. Frank Starmer