Since the last update on January 9th, concrete work—removing crumbling concrete from the pit floors and canal wall and pouring new concrete has proceeded, with a brief hiatus in January when it was too cold to do concrete work. The photos, from January 12, show theremoval of the original 110-year-old counterweights from the south pit. Sawed into pieces that could be lifted out by crane and loaded onto a truck, they were hauled to a Rochester facility to be recycled as subbase crushed stone for driveways, parking lots, and roadways.
In the next couple of weeks look for work on the trusses at 7 North Main as new bottom chords (the horizontal bottom members that attach to the trusses), a new diagonal, and new gussets (the square pieces which attach to the chords and diagonals) are delivered and installed.