above: Oct.2, 2009 - looking at the QEW-Welland Ave. overpass; at the left can be seen that the Niagara-bound girders have not yet been placed. One of the cranes is seen above.above: Oct.23, 09; a closer view of the new gap; the twelfth girder (which was seen entirely removed earlier) would have been the left one of the two darker ones in the upper centre-left. Are the crews shifting all the girders slightly over towards the left; was there a placement problem, which necessitated the removal and replacement of one of the girders?
above: Oct.5, 2009 - same view, the girders for the Niagara-bound lanes have been placed over the weekend. The cranes are gone.
above: Oct. 13, 2009 - same view; note in above two photos that all the girders under the bridge are in place, there are no gaps.
above: Oct.23, 09, heading west along Welland Ave. approaching the QEW overpass, there are now cranes seen again above the bridge, on the Niagara-bound side; and there is a new ribbon of light underneath, in the centre of the bridge.
above: Oct.23, 09; a concrete girder in the middle of the QEW bridge has been removed for some reason; workers examine the area. In this view, the Niagara-bound bridge portion under construction is to the right of the missing girder; the currently-in-use QEW lanes are to the left.
above: Oct.23, 09 - the now-missing girder was the twelfth one in, counting from the right. The Niagara-bound lanes now under construction are in the above foreground; the portion of the bridge now-in-use, which temporarily carries both the Toronto and Niagara bound QEW lanes, is to the left of the gap.
above: Oct.23, 09, same view, later the same day; a concrete girder was placed back in the twelfth spot from the right (marked where the red arrow is); not sure whether this was the original girder which was put back; or if it was a new replacement. Why did this procedure take place?