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If It Had Been Work I Shouldn't Have Done It

What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all.
Mark Twain

For the Williams Companies we finished the last mile at Kansas City, Missouri, installed regen sites from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, and in Arkansas. Williams' provided the foundation for modern-day telecom networks when it ran fiber-optic cable through decommissioned pipelines.

Before we got to the bridge we installed two innerducts into a former products pipeline which crossed the Missouri River making it ready for the fiber. (1986)

We trenched from the end of the pipeline, and then went over the side of the Broadway Street bridge above the Missouri River for the bridge attachment. We came down using a bucket truck, then along a flood wall with pipe and under a railroad track into an existing manhole.

Regen sites require preperation before the truck brings the building. Setting the building is your job. Regen sites should look like the pictures on the far right when done.

We started in Iowa, crossed the Mississippi with a bore, and ended in Lincoln, Nebraska. Most of Omaha was bored until we were able to trench. The next nine pictures were taken on the Nebraska job where we are plowing four ducts in one pass with two D8s, mostly on public r/w.

D-8s 01 D-8s 02 D-8s 03
D-8s 04 D-8s 05 D-8s 06
D-8s 07 D-8s 08 D-8s 09
To get from Cleveland, OH to Buffalo, NY, you use all types of construction methods. In the country all you need is track time to plow on the rail. (2000) Here we were lucky to get 2-3 hours a day and it isn't just a whistle stop when you run out of duct.

All of the rest were taken in Texas. The D8s are not the same as above. Here we only plowed in one duct with a fiber. Directional rigs are used to eliminate open cutting by trenchers in urban areas. Town work requires conduit and manholes sometimes.

Kyle Foster D-8 1 D-8 2
D-8 3 D-8 4 D-8 5
HDD 2 HDD 3 Conduit
Offloading Manholes 1 Offloading Manholes 2 Setting Manholes

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