Thursday, October 7, 2010
Big Drilling Rig...Small Bridge
This morning I found the Parker Drilling Rig #76-B passing under the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge at High Island with a vertical clearance of 73' according to the Gulf Coast NOAA Chart 11331.
It looked too tall but turned out to be just high enough for the rig to clear. When I posted it this morning I did not see the person standing on top of the rig just below the bridge, in the photo. Is this considered a "hard hat area"?
It made it, much to my surprise and went on it's way West toward Texas City or Galveston.