Roadguy spent this, uh, beautiful spring morning down by the riverside, where the first precast segment of the 35W bridge headed down West River Parkway (click on image for larger view, then click again for ridiculously close-up view):
Nearby office workers watched as the 198-ton piece of concrete box girder eased on down the road to Bohemian Flats. The segments will be stored there until it’s time for a barge crane to hoist them into place over the river. (Story I wrote is here.)
If I counted right, The flatbed trailer had 64 wheels. It was quite an operation.