Hwy 52 Bridge Replacement Project (5 images)

Train Bridge Excavation on Hwy 52
Train Bridge Excavation on Hwy 52
Over the last 6 months, while traveling to work each day, I’ve witnessed the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridge replacement project on US Hwy 52 between I-40 & I-40 business in Winston-Salem, NC.  Within this short distance of under a mile, the project includes several bridge replacements, road widening and ramp improvements.  I’ve come to expect traffic delays in the area.  Some days, there’s a lot of time to observe.

Wrought Iron Sculpture
Wrought Iron Sculpture
As all photographers know, you’re always looking at the world with the next possible composition in mind.  Over time, I built up a short list of potential subjects to photograph.  Finally, a few weeks ago, I found my way to a safe pull-off near the construction site.  I hit most of the items on my short list, but also found several other opportunities to photograph once on site.

Southbound at Sunset
Southbound at Sunset
During my time on the construction site, I took notice of the “sausage making”, the individual & team work effort, the incremental contributions that over time lead to a significant achievement.  As I often remind my Scout youth, “how do you eat an elephant?”  Answer, “one bite at a time.”

Dump Truck Under New Bridge
Dump Truck Under New Bridge

Hwy 52 Construction Zone
Hwy 52 Construction Zone

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