Awesome video gets awesome at around 1:03.
Man, I wish I knew when I became a public works nerd, but that was cool. Except that I wanted to see a cam view of the cable going under the bridge at one end.
Maybe it's when public works started featuring *giant frickin' robots with video cameras on them!*
To my shame, I have to admit to being totally enamored with the London Underground, which I understand (from having spent an entire day in their museum) was built ENTIRELY without the help of either robots or video cameras.
Only if by "entirely" you mean "until recently."
BTW, if you missed out on the 6 part BBC documentary "The Tube" that they broadcast last month, you'll want to head to your video acquisition service of choice post-haste.
It's pretty clear from seeing in the doc how the London Underground is already straining at capacity that no matter how well they prepare, transportation-wise the London Olympics this summer are going to be a huge clusterfuck.
OK, this series is one part commercial for London Transport, one part guilty reality TV, and yet I CANNOT STOP WATCHING IT OM NOM NOM WHERE IS MY ANORAK
"[...] military-grade Hummer [...]"
That's what she said.
After this weekend we'll have that zipper truck on the new Doyle Drive bypass. I have a huge public works boner for that thing.
I feel like they missed out on an opportunity to colocate a rollercoaster along the track of the cable.
"A steelworker could be heard singing."
"SOMETHING SOMETHING ON THIS FUCKING CABLE"
Did you notice the helmet cam on one ironworker's hardhat? I wonder if he'll post some video somewhere?
Holy crap this is awesome. Wait, you said that already. Engineering porn, hmmmm.
I'm just assuming someone is making an amazing time lapse of the Doyle Drive demolition, I mean it's an opportunity too good to waste.