by guest blogger Heidi Sause
I met a man today who operates a concrete cruncher.
I know what you’re thinking, and I agree – that sounds like the coolest job ever! Concrete crunchers (technically, concrete processors) are built for maximum-strength, precision demolition work. Look at the jaws on this baby!
|Half a bridge|
The demolition work is part of a congestion-relief project in Salmon Creek. We’ve enlisted the crunchers because we need to remove an old on-ramp to make room for the new NE 139th Street interchange that’s being built over the I-5/I-205 junction. Also, The Hulk was busy.
In this photo, you can see the construction of the new interchange peeking out beneath the partially demolished ramp.
|Old and New|
Fun fact: 100% of the concrete, steel and wood bits removed from the bridge are being shipped to plants to be recycled in future projects. See, Dr. Banner? You’re not the only one who gets to smash and be green! *Rimshot*