WaterBridge Steel
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May - June 2013

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Forward Module 3 (Drive room 1) being fit-up

  

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Module 4 fabrication. This is the first compartment on the vessel that is purely void space, housing no machinery or engineering equipment. 

  

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Module 4 fit-up

  

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Module 5 assembled on grid. The hull narrows dramatically starting at module 4 forward while the car deck remains the same width. This gives the 'aircraft carrier' appearance. 

  

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With both module 5's (fore and aft) fit-up the hull is now 264 feet out of its final 320 feet. Only the two bow/stern modules remain. 

  

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Over the course of May and June the water rose 30 feet vertically (Which translated into about 300 feet of beach). We rushed to complete the launchways as the water came to meet us. The next few shots show the progression


  

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Water at our door-step. Now we race toward the hull launching date.


  

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Here is a great aerial shot of the vessel and build site taken on June 29th. We are very thankful to a local pilot for sending us some photos!