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Bridge Pier Connectors

This is where the cantilevered sections come together at the piers (or, from where the cantilevered sections emanate), towards the beginning of the bridge from the southern end. The hinges are to allow for lateral movement on the bridge in case of a seismic event. This bridge is built up to "lifeline" standards, meaning it should withstand a very powerful earthquake (no magnitude was cited), and still be usable immediately after the event with very little damage.

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Taken on August 14, 2007