Walking the Hood Canal Bridge this morning, I knew I had to be on high alert at all times ... eyes wide open and head on a swivel.
There are workers and machinery everywhere, everyone focused on different tasks that lead to the same goal - completing this project on time.
The beeping of a fork-lift in reverse, the reverberation of jack-hammers pounding away at concrete, and the whir of the cable saws unjoining the pontoons are just a few of the sights and sounds that not-so subtly assault your senses.
Even with all of these sounds, the workers maintain an uncanny, singular concentration on their own individual tasks. I couldn't help but notice yesterday, when a crane pulled the transition span out, raised it into the sky, and lowered it onto a barge - very few workers stopped to admire the impressive power of the crane and skill of the crane operator.
They had work to do and they are on a tight schedule.