Dominion Atlantic Railway Bear River Bridge
24 March 2012 3:42pm ADT
Moving the utility barge out of the way, and then moving the A-frame barge into position, has taken
a lot of time. It is now more than two hours past high tide, and the water surface is falling rapidly,
at a rate of one foot [30cm] every nine minutes. Is the A-frame hoist block still far enough above
the bridge span to provide adequate vertical working space? Maybe at this moment, but in half an hour
the water surface, and the barge with the hoist, will go down a full metre [three feet], and it will not be
possible to lift the span off of the pier. What to do? The men are conferring on the utility barge.
This photograph was taken about 2¼ hours after high tide.
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