Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Feats of Engineering: Move of Sellwood Bridge is Neat

This is neither here nor there, but I'm tired of slagging on bridges.  

So here's something nice on a bridge! It may be filler here, but it's pretty grand anyway.  Time-lapse on the recent move of the Sellwood Bridge in order for it to become a temporary bridge while the new one is constructed.

Here's one from inside the structure!

You can see more photos here.

Apparently they even used liquid dishwasher detergent as part of the lubrication for sliding the structure.

Amazing. Go Engineers!

1 comment:

B+ said...

My father is an engineer, and I grew up knowing that for such problems as these, there is ALWAYS a just takes vision, commitment, and enough $$$. You are right: "Go Engineers!"