This fine, fine weather has brought more than the first sunburns of the season to the Northwest, it's also allowed WSDOT to begin major pontoon joining operations on the Hood Canal Bridge.
Work started yesterday to join pontoon sections RST and UVWX, as strands have been installed so post-tensioning work can begin. Post-tensioning is basically adding tension to these strands to compress the structure, and pulling the two sections together tightly.
We're also doing some electrical work and installing anchor cables.
I heard a great analogy about the construction going on at the bridge. It's kind of like a new house, most of the exterior's done but now we're finishing the interior. Soon enough, we'll put out the "Welcome" mat for everyone.