The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


This aerial photo was taken in 1999 by Gilbert Southern. You are looking down onto the top of the tallest column and the framework for the cap on top of it. The combination of column and cap is right at 200' in height, and there are only two ways up to the top. One is to be picked up by a crane and lifted up; the other is to climb up the scaffolding that is visible in the photograph attached to the side of the column. I've not been to the top of that column; the contractor didn't have an extra safety harness for the crane ride and I wasn't about to climb all those stairs (they said they swayed...).



John Lansford
18 March 2000