This massive concrete pour required a 258 truck ballet in which the contractor placed 11,500 yards of concrete in one monolithic pour that got started at 5am and finished by 3pm. That’s 258 trucks in 10 hours – 26 trucks per hour. Or if you like, 1 truck every 2 minutes 20 seconds.
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