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Little Bay Bridge Team Celebrates Milestones

The Little Bay Bridge team has celebrated project milestones including 391 safe days and completion of the Phase I Substructure and Phase I Steel on schedule. The team enjoyed the celebration which consisted of a New England-style lobster dinner (lobster, clams, and corn on the cob steamed in a bed of rock weed) prepared by Project Superintendent Hank Cook, and the Cianbro signature steak dinner was prepared and served by Paul Bertrand.  

Project Manager Pat Sughrue spoke to the team about the importance of recognizing their achievements. He also reminded team members about the important work that is still in front of them. "As we reflect on these notable achievements, it's most important we don't lose sight of how we've gotten here," said Pat. "We've safely delivered a quality product to our client on schedule. For that, we all should be very proud. I am sincerely proud of every single person that makes up this team. You are the reason we are here today. Let's continue this success, one day at a time and most importantly, have some fun as we do it." Earle Cianchette, Charlie Cianchette, and Tharryn Smith were in attendance and all congratulated the Little Bay Bridge team for these achievements.  

Earle talked about Cianbro being a safety leader in our industries. "But it's not good enough," said Earle. "It's not okay to hurt any amount of people. Be proud of your accomplishments and continue the level of planning that you are all doing."

Charlie talked about the importance of small details. "Don't overlook the small stuff," he said. "Focus one day at a time, keep focus on planning. You just installed 210 tons of steel in less than two hours. Nobody was rushed. Nobody broke a sweat."

Tharryn complimented the team on the level of pre-planning and mock-ups of work that team members engaged in before the beginning of major work items. The examples he talked about included the girder splice mock-up and the edge form mock-up, which allowed the team to get familiar with the work and adjust the plan before working at elevated heights. Tharryn also mentioned the dry-run work for the center span.  "Practice makes perfect," he said. "Take these methods of planning with you, and share them throughout the organization."
 

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