Winter 2016-17 At the beginning of December, crews removed the formwork at the Pier 12 overlook. Photo from Dec. 1, 2016. Crews close up the stay cables at Pier 11. They use the pictured blue hydraulic clamping device to get the 76 individual strands into a tight circle so the dampers can be installed. The dampers help minimize any vibration in the cables due to wind or other loadings. Photo from Jan. 19, 2017. Looking west at Piers 8–12 and the Minn. approach work from above the Wisc. shoreline. Photo from Jan. 14, 2017. In preparation for the closure pour, crews placed rebar and tendons in the gap between Piers 10 and 11. Crews anticipate completing all closure pours by mid-February. Photo from Dec. 15, 2016. Looking west from the east abutment on the Wisc. bluff. Photo from Jan. 19, 2017.