More photos from last Friday when the Johnson Street Bridge started to be removed. This barge holds a very large crane – it was positioned beneath the bridges (rail and road) with the crane on the stern, and this end, the bow, with a control room and various equipment. From the looks of this image, it would seem that splicing of wire rope is no longer practiced.
I like the top image, but what is missing from it is a person to give some idea of scale. The height from which these cables are hanging is about 18 feet (6m), a height that is not readily apparent in the photograph. In spite of this deficiency, I still like the photo better than the larger version it was cropped out of (below). The bottom image is presented to give some context to the crop – if you look carefully you can see a worker in one of the upper windows.
You can find my earlier posts about the bridge here.
Canon EOS 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO640, f16, 1/25th (hand held so got lucky on this one)