Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 26, 2008 - ABC Wednesday - F is for Flying and a few more "F" words

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Construction workers prepare steel forms for flying from the flat bed truck to the site of the new skyscraper, First and Main, just west of the Willamette River.
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Here's a close up of the forms, on the fly.

In looking at them, I wonder if they are steel rebars, those reinforcement bars that go into poured concrete, into columns maybe. If my dear husband LeRoy were alive, he'd tell me exactly what they are--he was a construction worker and a carpenter. I know his career is one of the reasons buildings and bridges fascinate me so.

20 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Good selection, Lynette! "Louis" loved the reference in your title - as construction workers are noted for their (ahem) colorful language and prolific use of one word in particular that begins with today's letter.... ;-0

LeRoy may just whisper the answer in your ear when you are sleeping tonight...

CaBaCuRl said...

How clever of you to have spotted that F idea...it would have meant nothing to me if I had spotted it! I love the rusty colours on those other....metal thingoes.

WendyB said...

You know who loves to watch construction? Henry the dog. I assume it's a boy thing.

Wayne said...

I know what F stands for and it's just as well no one tried to photograph it. This is a family site after all.
You're right Lynette, looks like pre-tied rebar to me.
The rusted metal in the foreground looks like sheet piles. That would indicate, as you mentioned, that they are excavating near a body of water.
I've seen them drive sheet piles down 40' or more here.

CaBaCuRl said...

Lyn, bush flies don't bite... in Oz, it's the march flies & horse flies that do that, not to mention those VERy pesky mosquitoes!! Usually , we put insect repellent on arms , legs etc but I am a little reluctant to put that stuff on my face.

Meead S. said...

Yes Lynette, you were right. They are reinforcement bars for columns. You know well. Peace be upon your husband.

Lynette said...

Louis, Wayne, guys. Y'all are a hoot!

I know you won't believe me for a second, but I really did just mean the other words in the text that start with F.

However, I find your observations pertinent, in that guys will be guys, especially at work. I believe my two sons would testify that such colorful, prolific, glad-its-not-photographed-here talk goes on in restaurant kitchens, too.

AphotoAday said...

Looks like "f"un work...
I always wanted to be a construction guy...

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That was an original idea! I loved it!

Jim said...

If I was anywhere close, I would be letting a few F words go. Scary.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Flying heavy loads gives me the creeps as I am afraid they will break loose and come crashing down on something or somebody. You have steady nerves to photograph these so well.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Oh what a heavy load. Be careful

sbuser said...

They are definitely rebar preformed for columns. Or else they are something else.

Bear Naked said...

I am sure those construction workers know a Few F-words.LOL
Fantastic and Funny idea.

Bear((( )))

Tommy V said...

great post for "F"

babooshka said...

There are times when I realise why I live on a island. No flying loads off a busy freeway.

Kris said...

Dangerous work I’d imagine, with all of that metal being heaved around!

leslie said...

Gosh, I'd hate to be underneath if that load dropped! Great post!

Denise said...

Wow! A great post from your daily walks.
Lauged at Bear Naked's comment!

kouji said...

fascinating shots. :)