If you’ve been following along in the blog, you know that we’ve been chronicling ADOT’s reconstruction
of the Mescal/J-Six bridge in southern Arizona since it was severely damaged
when two semi trucks collided underneath it back in March. Completion of the fast-tracked bridge reconstruction
is slated for later this month. Here's a shot of the GoPro in action. The inset photo gives you an idea of how small the camera really is.
Last week, crews installed 35,000-50,000 pound girders and our video team wanted to explore a creative way to take you behind the scenes of what goes into placing a 25-ton piece of concrete.
To get the perfect shot, they looked to a GoPro® Hero. GoPros are tiny (1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2”, 3.3 oz) HD cameras that let photographers get some incredible shots they never would have been able to otherwise.
Conditions weren’t exactly ideal (check out our Facebook page
for pictures of the tarantula
and other creepy crawlers
that joined their shoot and the extreme weather that loomed in the distance), but they couldn’t miss a chance to secure a GoPro to one of those massive girders! (You might want to sit down before watching this one…it may make you a little dizzy.)