While no major milestones were checked off the extensive Hood Canal Bridge Project to-do list yesterday, work continues to move forward and toward an early-June reopening.
Achieving some construction milestones takes more time than others, so if you're hanging your hat on our online list, consider another hook. There's much more going on than just what's on the list after all.
And construction, I'm finding, is a series of tiny steps that eventually lead up to a finished product. We're taking these steps now as we head into the final days of the project.
We're taking core samples, checking psi readings, tensioning bolts, placing polymer concrete, stripping pourback forms, adjusting the bridge alignment and meggering cables (whatever that is) among numerous other tasks. And while these steps are fairly unremarkable on their own -- and even confusing -- they're all part of the process that will bring us a wider, safer, more reliable bridge.
So, I encourage you to read between the lines on this list, because these milestones are achieved by tiny steps that are all too easily missed when the focus is solely on huge leaps and bounds alone.