Bay Bridge Cable Hauling Completion

Awesome video gets awesome at around 1:03.

Previously.

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12 Responses:

  1. Elusis says:

    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.

    • jwz says:

      Maybe it's when public works started featuring *giant frickin' robots with video cameras on them!*

      • Elusis says:

        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.

        • Lun Esex says:

          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.

          • Elusis says:

            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

  2. Aaron Brown says:

    "[...] military-grade Hummer [...]"

    That's what she said.

  3. MattyJ says:

    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.

  4. I feel like they missed out on an opportunity to colocate a rollercoaster along the track of the cable.

  5. pavel_lishin says:

    "A steelworker could be heard singing."

    "SOMETHING SOMETHING ON THIS FUCKING CABLE"

    Classic.

  6. Jeremy Leader says:

    Did you notice the helmet cam on one ironworker's hardhat? I wonder if he'll post some video somewhere?

  7. gths says:

    Holy crap this is awesome. Wait, you said that already. Engineering porn, hmmmm.

  8. Chris Brent says:

    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.