Dominion Atlantic Railway
Bear River Bridge

Digby County, Nova Scotia

Dominion Atlantic Railway: Bear River Bridge, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 17 Dec 2011

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Bear River Bridge    17 December 2011   12:40pm

A top hammer drill mounted on a long reach excavator is being positioned for
drilling  a hole  in  the  sea  bottom,  in  preparation  for  underwater  blasting.
There is a strong upstream current (from left to right in this view) caused by
the rising tide.  The barge is being held  in position,  against this strong tidal
current, by the three spud legs, here seen to be fully deployed – extended
downward and  pushed  into the  sea floor,  to resist  any horizontal
movement of the barge, while leaving it free to move vertically
as it is lifted by the swiftly rising sea surface.  The tugboat
Lina, tightly lashed to the barge, is idling.

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