Saturday/ removing the Viaduct piece by piece

It was blustery and rainy today, but I went down to Pike Place Market to check on the demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
The railroad tracks below, and the steep slope complicate this area, and the crews use a slower method of removal: sawcutting and removal of the sections with a crane.

Here’s the crew preparing a surface section that was cut out of the Viaduct, for removal by a very tall crane. This is across from Victor Steinbrueck Park just north of Pike Place Market.

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