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Merry Christmas From Our Household To Yours 2017

Giving the gift of a Christmas smile

Happy Holidays All
Merry Christmas From Our Household To Yours 2017

                                             Shane O’Brien
Here are a couple photos I took from my day time world as an Ironworker, working with the talented Men and Women of Local 433, Los Angeles, CA

The following photos are views taken from the job I am currently participating into as the IW Foreman at the:
Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

Photo taken from the top of Pier 16 on the west side of the GDB

From Local 12 is Reliable Crane Operator Dave manning the controls of our West Side Tower Crane
After 2 years of everyday work, both Towers are completed

We are up next. The Ironworkers will begin hanging Iron during the 2nd week of January 2018, starting with the Heavy Lift Table which will support the first Bridge Iron and Access Platforms with Traveler Platforms as well. Our Dance floor

Erecting the Heavy Lift Table parts, Main Beams and Cad Beams

And lastly for todays views of the work going on at the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, here are some of the talent hard at work

Erecting Heavy Lift Table Sections, Juan Toriche and Todd Eisenhauer

Getting ready to load the Dampner System atop of Tower 16

Here are Jonathan Casas and Baron Covarrubias, both quality apprentices, working with Shane O’Brien, getting set to land the Dampner System atop of Tower 16 on the west side

Bridge Gang @ Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

In The Photo above are from left to right:
Back Row: Orlando Espinoza III, Michael Cochrum, Juan Toriche, Victor Romero, Shamari Glasco, Todd Eisenhauer, Baron Covarrubias, Rick McCreight
Front Row: Tony Palumbo, Jonathan Casas, Shane O’Brien, Derek Jimenez, Matt Semenza, Chris Chapon,
Not in the Photo are: James Hunter, Shane Trujillo, Evan Heryet and Antonio Barroso
Photo taken 11/21/2017

From all of us at the GDB have a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year
Best regards
Shane O’Brien

Also of great interest to most Ironworkers and their Families
Go to the following link provided for a inspirational final product view
of the Structure erected by all Union Labor at “Ground Zero”.
Local 40 along with many other Skilled Trade Locals represented our Craft very well.
Just as all the hands dispatched through Local 40 and surroundings Locals, have done all union Ironworker very Proud. For the everyday public to view our work done in a safety committed conditions daily. In the end this 360* video presentation is heartwarming to see and know I was part of the whole in that work
Top of the World

Happy Thanksgiving from the Union Ironworkers of Local 433 and 370

Ironworkers  433 & 370
Los Angeles, CA

Happy Thanksgiving and a continued Safe and Wonderful Christmas Season
Before our F/W Pipe Columns were erected
Bridge Gang at The Gerald Desmond Bridge
Replacement Project

The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project
Long Beach, CA

Bridge Progress Update:
Zero Loss Time Injuries:

-Both East and West Towers have the F/W pipe Columns up (4 ea)
-Both East and West Towers have the “Heavy Lift” main beams up
-Both East and West Towers have the “Heavy Lift” cap beams up
-Working on: assemblies of “Work Platforms”, “Drop Down” access ladders as per Main Span and Back Span access’
-Working on: “Work Platform Walk Ways, Gangways and Connection Details” prior to erection sometime in Mid Jan 2018

Pipe Columns re Pier 17

A big show of appreciation to:
Mitch Ponce, Local 433 Business Agent, Harbor Area From all of us in the field and many decision makers in the office as well.
Maning this important job with hands to be proud of
at every request without any delays, helps our cause out here big time.

Note No.2

Like regular, here’s another track of our recorded music to check out.

“Gerry Garcia, My Ride and the Highway” tk.4
CD Titled “Jammin’ onLand”©2001

During the later part of the year 1999, and well into all of the first ten years of the new millennium. Since it’s Thanksgiving day. I’ll have to get back with the tale describing the history of this song.

The Bridge on the other side of Terminal Island
The Vincent Thomas Bridge

San Pedro side looking towards Terminal Island