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 at Piers 8–12 and the Minn. approach work from above the Wisc. shoreline. Photo from Jan. 14, 2017. Looking west at the Minn. approach work from atop Pier 8. Photo from Feb. 27, 2017. Inside span 12. Bridge deck segments are hollow so routine maintenance can occur and to reduce the overall weight of the bridge. Photo from Feb. 27, 2017. Crews continue to install the drainage pipe that will carry water runoff to a holding pond in Minnesota where the water will be filtered. The drainage system is anticipated to be complete by the end of July. Photo from Jan. 26, 2017. Crews pour concrete for the Pier 11 deck skirt. The deck skirt is the area surrounding the stay cable anchors. Photo from Feb. 14, 2017. View of the Span 9 closure pour that was completed on Feb. 9. Photo from Feb. 21, 2017. Looking east towards Piers 9 – 12 from atop Pier 8. Photo from Feb. 21, 2017.