This week’s #KingGeorgeVILiftBridge featured photo showcases one of the new 30 Hp high speed motors that finally arrived today and is being installed.

This week’s tasks completed has also included:

  • Installation of the low speed components in both trunnion pits;
  • Installation of the east and west high speed machinery pedestals, and 7.5 Hp low speed motors;
  • Pouring of concrete blocks for the east counterweight; and,
  • Installation of the east PLC and operators consoles.

Next week’s planned tasks include:

  • Continued installation of high speed mechanical components;
  • Ongoing crack injections of the wingwalls and abutments;
  • Continue electrical conduit installation along the west girders;
  • Expected receipt and installation of the new control tower windows;
  • Continue installation and connecting east and west bridge control panels; and,
  • Expected receipt and installation of the new architectural street light posts and fixture, fastened to the top of the girders that once originally existed.

Throwback Thursday

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday photograph was published on June 20, 1959 in the St. Thomas Times Journal with the caption “United States Visitors – Ten members of Ashtabula (Ohio) Sea scouts arrived at Port Stanley early Saturday morning on their training vessel, the Buccaneer. The 36-foot ship was formerly a motor life-saving launch operated by the United States Coast Guard. The three crew members and seven Sea Scouts will attend church services at Port Stanley on Sunday morning before sailing for home. In the above photo, part of the crew assembles on the bow before being dismissed for a visit to St. Thomas. From left to right are Mate Carl Hoover, Gary May, Dexter Garfield, Gary Godley, Monty Lindenmeyer, Senior Crew Leader Roger Garfield, Skipper Carl Anderson, and Mate Charles Frary.”

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