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i did note that they might not be shareable/accessible. they were photos of some of the tawatina bridge piers with similar drilling and injection sites as those shown in transed's video. as the construction of the bridge above is actually quite different than the elevated roadway sections on the piers elsewhere, i was hopeful that we wouldn't see the same issues on the bridge piers. given however that we are seeing the same things, it seems like pier design or pier construction or material rather than poorly handled transmitted stresses are likely causative but that's still pure guesswork on my part.
I was hoping that aside from the concrete river block, that TransEd largely left American Bridge to do their thing entirely on the tawatina bridge.

I would bet money that it's again not a design issue but more construction/material issues as we've seen repeatedly. The fact it's a continual project wide fault from guideways to piers to sidewalks to bridges (Whitemud and tawatina) makes one think it's some sort of incredible failure by whoever was spearheading concrete engineering.
 

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#1017 departed at midnight and #1007 is positioned to be loaded next. The cars are being moved Downtown. They are off loaded at 102 St with a ramp that has been temporarily installed. Presumably the LRV's are being stored in the tunnel.
Observed overnight activity along the VLSE, including work on piers at at least 2 locations, and a 1AM, tile repairs in the Mill Woods stop. I don't get why that couldn't be done during the day?!
 

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Does anyone know why no trees were planted along the finished lrt section on 102 Avenue between 96 and 102 street? For instance, some trees in front of the library near the bike lanes and benches would have been so nice. Trees all around the library are needed and there's nothing. Overall, this section of the lrt lacks greenery and isn't very attractive.

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Looking at some of the piers by Davies Station, it looks like a half dozen are patched up (like Measles), particularly at the top inside. Also,, looks like some digging around the piers near Coronet Road.
 

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Backing out of Gerry Wright

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Waiting for EPS and the Pilot Truck escorts to get setup and the time to hit 0000hrs - likely when their permit for the oversized load commenced
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This is the ramp they were using to unload the cars downtown
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1007 is loaded up tonight so if anyone is interested head to Gerry Wright around 0000hrs to catch the departure. Probably 0100 - 0200 for the unload downtown.
 

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