They have been very busy. The strange construction was built to make a secure place to mount the four walkways that they needed. They then used the electric pile driver to insert some girders at the other end. This created a very secure platform, on two levels, to enable them to start the piling proper. They got eight piles in but then found a problem – I would guess that they were slightly off upright – so they took them all back up and re-inserted them.
The pile driver is very noisy when at full throttle and the shake can even be felt through the floor of our living room! I have made a short video of the events. Turn the sound up for the full effect.
Now, we have something new. I have been trying to find a way to get a slideshow directly into this page. Although the Lightroom slideshows that I put on the last post are very good, they need to be on a separate page and that means faffing about with links and page changing which is not good. WordPress has a Gallery function that I have just found. It does show all of the included images as thumbnails, as you can see below. However, clicking on any one of the images gets you into a much better sized image included in a slideshow. To get out of the slideshow, you just click on the cross X at the top left hand corner.
They are now in the process of moving the walkways further across so they are un-welding and welding. There was a new delivery of the steel piles this morning. I guess that this will be a regular occurrence. They have 45 metres of this to do and it is supposed to be finished by the end of the month. Remember that when they have all the piling in place, they will still have to back fill it and grade the to level.