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February 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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Another light-rail link on the rise


ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A light-rail construction worker in a lift rises toward the gantry (large horizontal structure at top), which is ready to lift a hollow, pre-cast segment (to right of worker) of Sound Transit's elevated light-rail track corridor into position Wednesday. The new Link light-rail line will extend from the Sea-Tac Airport station to South 200th Street in SeaTac. Mount Rainier can be seen in the background. After all segments for each span have been lifted, workers will use post-tension to hold them in place. Construction for the section that began last May is expected to be completed in 2016. The new section will be 1.6 miles long from the airport station.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A construction worker helps place a pre-cast segment of Sound Transit's elevated light-rail track corridor into position along the link light rail line, just lifted by the gantry (big yellow thing at top right corner), just south of S. 200th St. in SeaTac, Wednesday morning.

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