I like seeing how things are made and how they work. When I was a kid I liked watching construction projects and taking stuff apart. Back in the old days most things were held together by screws so the world was mine after I found where our screwdrivers were kept. The key was remembering how to put stuff back together in the exact sequence it was taken apart.
It was with great surprise when they started building the trolley extension to UCSD this year. I voted for Transnet back in 1987 to fund the trolley to UCSD. One of the first things they did is block off the road and start digging a huge hole in the ground.
They also block off a parking lot as a staging area where they prep steel reinforcement.
A crane lifts the steel into the hole and concrete is poured into place.
Next metal panels surround the steel.
Concrete is poured into the mold formed by the metal panels.
These concrete reinforced towers are being built on the eastern side of UCSD.
This week they have been building the base of the track with steel girders.
Steel girders touching the concrete towers.
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