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Granite City Crossing Bridge Construction Documentary: An Aerial Achievement In The Days Before Quadcopter Drones

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Remembering Warmer Days: Granite City Crossing Construction

This is a previously unreleased image from the archives. It is a composite image from a flight on September 12, 2009. There was so much construction and renovation going on at that time, including 5th Avenue Live!, Lake George, and the 9th Avenue overpass. Please click image to enlarge.

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DeSoto To Granite City Crossing: Video

                VIDEO>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLuIwnPORM<<<VIDEO Note: The dates shown in the film were the dates that the photographs were taken.

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September 24th, 2009. Granite City Crossing Bridge Construction

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A Winter Image of the Granite City Crossing Bridge Construction.

              It’s going to be very hot today, so here’s a cool look back.            This photograph was taken in March, 09. It was a cold day with a steady breeze blowing in from the North. That was actually perfect since the frozen river was my runway.  It was my last and best opportunity to get an aerial shot of the bridge construction at this stage. The weather did not hold up, and only weeks later this area was open water.

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Ready For Liftoff…Granite City Crossing Bridge

I did a good share of flying today, and had some good results. First I flew in Sartell, and later after doing some work on the Helo, I got some current shots of the new bridge construction.

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From Ice To The Sky: A Study Of The Frozen Mississippi

  [youtube UgLtdq63xy0]           After several days of temperatures well below freezing, the Mississippi River has frozen over in St.Cloud. Absent of snowcover, it was a great opportunity to photograph and study the pattern of freezing on the river. The water on the East side of this portion of the river is generally last to freeze and first to thaw. Due to the uneven and unpredictable pattern of freezing river water, it is considerably dangerous to wander onto the river ice, especially under snowcover. It is notable that the white areas are not snow, but artifacts of the crushing ice formation.           These images were gathered for science and safety, so I was not concerned with the nose wheel that drops into camera view. This particular airplane is the only one I use which takes off directly from the ground. Recently fitted with wheels to do video flights, it was last flown with skis during the winter of early 2009 to document the construction of the Granite City Crossing bridge Makes A Unique Holiday Gift…Stop By Paper Collector And Select From A Large Collection Of Prints.  Most Flight Flash images are available on request at Paper Collector Gallery. 5×7, 8×10 and 13×19 sizes available.

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Flight Flashback:Two Years Ago Today…

On June 10, 2009, this image was captured from the air of the first connection of the spans of the Granite City Crossing and published on WJON.com.

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             A special thanks to Modern Steel Construction magazine for including a link to the film Desoto Bridge to Granite City Crossing on the home page of their March 2010 issue. The film posted on Youtube last October will surpass 500 views this week. Congratulations to our home town of St.Cloud, Mn and the Granite City Crossing bridge project for the national recognition in this issue!  http://www.modernsteel.com/SteelInTheNews/?p=318  If you missed the link in early March, you can go straight to the video on YouTube by clicking on this link >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLuIwnPORM Simber Read please with your calm eye…remember your Sleepy Bunny. Honey, Do you remember as we began drive to your parents for Christmas you asked me a question, “Why did you just call me Melissa?” Do you remember what it meant for you to say that? During this note eventually I want you to be able to understand that maybe the sum of why all of this is happening is to make un indellible mark of your esteem and personal empowerement. Someone made some pretty extreme sacrifices in a great and blinding storm to make sure you were safe and never abandoned throughout this mystery of why exactly you vanished. I had very good reason to be fearful for you dear. Look at how they’ve broken your life now and you could be completely out of money before you know it. Remember how the only time you ever were ever able to climb out of debt again was when we were together. We were very blessed with our combined positive energy. I don’t know what to say àbout the “letter” you posted at the bottom of the attack video. You need to know something very real first, it is on extremely rare occasion I see or hear your words. I do not watch your videos. If you assume I have been following you i haven’t. People do not pass messages or warnings from you to me. Do you realize how incredibly unfair it is to attack and characterize me like you do when I don’t have a clue what’s happening to you…remember an important part of the equation is always communication. Dear, and then to come suddenly face to face with what you wrote about me this week, how can I possibly conclude anything other than what I’ve said all along? It’s just like the weird note you sent me a year and a half ago…there’s no reality in what you write…how do I take it seriously…someone is in your head very very obviously. It is not your fault and I forgive you. How are either of us to blame for the confusion they caused deliberately to hurt our relationship to steal from you…far more than just money. So babe, what do you really want? Its not worth the risk for me to attempt to contact you….you’ve already been reminded 100 …or 600 times that you are empowered to resolve this with me. Need I remind you that this has been a … Continue reading

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