Construction has begun.
Our apologies for the fuzzy Blackberry camera photos, but what you’re looking at here are the first shots of the Dopplemayr construction crew pouring concrete for terminal and tower footings.
With the demolition of the old Spillway lift now essentially complete, we have officially started the process of constructing the new lift. The cement trucks made their way up the mountain to the base of the lift yesterday and set to work on the base terminal, and today began pouring the concrete footings for the new towers.
To transport the cement up the steep trail, the crew used a bucket attached to a skidder (see photo), which was then towed into place with our army-tank-type-contracption (fondly known as The Bomb).
Things are starting to move along pretty quickly, so stay tuned for more (less blurry) photos of more construction later this week.