The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 August 2007

Meanwhile, ODOT stares at the floor

News Item: Oklahoma bridges are in the spotlight again, but the state's Transportation Department has a plan to fix or replace nearly 800 of them in the next eight years if revenue comes in as projected.

An ambitious schedule, perhaps, but not one that will impress the Canadians, who managed to replace a bridge in seventeen hours:

In a feat of engineering never before performed in Canada known as "rapid replacement technology", the east- and westbound Island Park Drive bridges were loaded onto giant transporters Saturday night and moved to make way for two new ones.

Of course, this doesn't include the time for construction of the individual modules, but it's still pretty impressive, and these pictures from Diana are just this side of inspirational.

And the punchline: the completion in seventeen hours was two hours late.

Posted at 4:05 PM to Entirely Too Cool