Workers have installed the first of 137 strands of the nearly mile-long main cable. Each strand is comprised of 127 individual wires.
The SAS's cable is anchored into the east end of the roadway, traveling up and over the single tower to wrap around the west end before traveling back up and over the tower to anchor back into the east end. The cable features 118 miles of 2 1/2-inch steel strands and more than 17,000 5mm wires. The cable weighs 5,291 tons or nearly 10.6 million pounds.
Construction update, Jan 26, 2012: