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A View from Above: Topping out the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

In construction, the “topping out” of a project celebrates the finishing beam being hoisted into place, usually at its highest position. A pine tree will be placed on this final piece, a tradition that can be traced back thousands of years, symbolizing the hope that the structure will be everlasting. On August 7, 2020 Stuart Showalter of Hover Solutions got a call to provide aerial footage of a special ceremony. The placement of the final...

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