Piece by piece

Piece by piece Long stretches of re-rod snake across the construction site of the Newcastle/Vermillion bridge being built over the Missouri River. Long stretches of re-rod snake across the construction site of the Newcastle/Vermillion bridge being built over the Missouri River. Workers stand inside the large hoops of re-rod and wire every piece together. When their work is done, the re-rod is picked up with a large crane and dropped into deep shafts drilled on the river banks and in the river itself. Workers first drill a large shaft hole and then place a steel tube inside it. The re-rod is then lowered into the steel tube, and concrete is poured in to form the bridge's pillars. The shafts are approximately 80 feet deep.

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