Skywatch Friday – Construction Stuff

I went on on another bike ride the other day on Tulsa’s RiverParks trails along the Arkansas River. I took my Canon Superzoom Camera with me. I stopped again at The Gathering Place to check on the new pedestrian bridge and new dam being constructed. Not much progress so I focused on the construction equipment being used.

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In the bed of the river they had this huge concrete pump putting concrete around boulders on the riverbed. So it looks like in addition to the bridge and dam maybe they are shaping the river for other purposes. I’ll have to check into that.

Trackhoe 01

There were lots of tracked backhoes at work (I call them track hoes.) This one was actually on the west side of the river doing something not related to the bridge or dam.

trackhoe 02

Here are several more on the riverbed. The contractors have constructed a huge cofferdam to divert the river flow to the west side of its banks to make room for construction.

trackhoe 05

And another trackhoe

trackhoe 04

And yet another. Not too many of them were being operated the day of my ride. I have no idea why. The weather was great.

trackhoe 03

And this one had a jackhammer type attachment.

As you can tell, I love construction equipment and checking out construction and trying to figure out what they are doing and how they are going about it.

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17 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Construction Stuff

  1. Penelope Notes

    New dams and bridges seems good for the economy and creates jobs. This type of construction will pay off in the future and watching the process, with all top-line machinery, is pretty cool. The green one in the first picture looks like a giant grasshopper.

  2. Nancy Chan

    It is interesting to see how each of these giant equipment works. One day in the future, all these would be fully programmed robots, no need for a human to drive them and handle them.

  3. Alana

    That is one big project. My son works in a machine shop that builds parts for some of this type machinery and he loves to look at what he may have had a part in building.

  4. A ShutterBug Explores

    Awesome blue sky shot and construction too ~ Xo

    Thanks for your supportive comments about my loss of my Yorkie, Angel ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    A bank was torn down and something new is being built on the property. Who knows what? I was going to the Post Office to mail bills, when I noticed concrete was being lifted from cement truck on street and being poured in a certain spot. It was done different than your photo but accomplished same thing. BIG construction machinery is interesting.

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