HDR Images of the Current Progress on the Downtown Bridge Project Site

Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing Construction Site
Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing Construction Site #2

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This HDR image was captured during a visit to the Big Four Bridge in Waterfront Park this past Monday morning. It was created by merging three exposures made at +2, 0 and -2 EV in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2. I finished the image in Aperture 3 by adjusting the sharpness, contrast, exposure and color channels.

Looking out over the new downtown bridge construction from the Big Four Bridge
Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing Construction Site #1

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This version of the Ohio River Bridges Project construction progress was captured while walking on the ramp to the Big Four Bridge in Waterfront Park. I was intrigued by the way the shadow from the Big Four Bridge dominated the foreground and referenced the structure of the Kennedy Bridge and the construction crane booms along the construction route. As in the first image I used NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 and Aperture 3 to do my processing.

The New Bridge Approach Worksite in Waterfront Park
The New Bridge Approach Worksite in Waterfront Park

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This HDR image shows the construction site located in Waterfront Park where the new bridge will be anchored as it crosses the river. The river bank has been extended into the river to provide a platform for the equipment needed to place the pier casings in the river. After the piers are completed the site will be cleared and the original contour of the riverbank will be restored to it’s original contours.

The barge in the foreground has two caissons on it, these caissons are almost 120 feet long and 12 feet in diameter. Once the pier casings are in place and the drillers have bored into the bedrock the caissons will be lowered into them and concrete will be used to fill the piers. This too is a three exposure HDR image processed in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 abd Aperture 3.

 

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