Raising a 5.6 million pound overpass 6 hours into 60 seconds
The raising of a 5.6 million pound highway overpass.
With the much appreciated cooperation of Laila Haddad, Sr Public Information Officer of the I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project, we where able to get a couple of plum positions to place cameras within the construction zone .
This video is from an HD camcorder locked upon the second to the South pylon and its output was compressed from six hours down to sixty minutes.
I also had a 1D MKII setup with a Shutterboss running 12 FPM and a 14mm for a wide angle shot and the output of that camera is still in post processing.
This is a description of the project from the FDOT/I595 Express.
Construction crews plan to raise the flyover ramp from southbound University Drive to eastbound I-595 by 18 inches to accommodate the construction of additional travel lanes. No cars will be permitted to travel under the structure during this work (for approximately 24 hours). The following roadways will be closed from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15
This is a shot of our work area which was setup in a South bound lane of University Drive, the trailer provides us with both up to 20 hours of power for the field equipment and it also has a microwave and toaster oven within, so everyone on our project stays well fed.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL 80mm 1/160th F8 ISO100
-- Madness takes its toll, please have exact change ready
Shooting was a boring process punctuated by a couple of moments of all heck breaking loose, we where fully setup and running around 6:00 am after which while editing I was also monitoring a line of storms that where moving in from the east, which seemed to be dissipating but as they approached the coast a lot of red and orange popped up on the RADAR and we began to move quickly as the storms where doing the same. This can be seen in the video I just posted from the 1D.
I sure wouldn't have wanted to be one of the crew doing the work.
Other than getting soaked once, the crew (all four of us) had a real fine day and the two volunteers (students) we had working with us went home smiling each with a ton of shots they would never been able to capture without the access to the work zone that we already had.
Wayne -- Madness takes its toll, please have exact change ready