Art of Transportation: Metal meerkats

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<a href="http://www.azdot.gov/images/default-source/azdot-blog/aot-meerkat-rebar.jpg?sfvrsn=0"><img src="http://www.azdot.gov/images/default-source/azdot-blog/aot-meerkat-rebar.jpg?sfvrsn=0&amp;MaxWidth=550&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=01331762B0D76D688A8412E2CE754771" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{&quot;MaxWidth&quot;:&quot;550&quot;,&quot;MaxHeight&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;ScaleUp&quot;:false,&quot;Quality&quot;:&quot;High&quot;}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="AOT-Meerkat-rebar" title="AOT-Meerkat-rebar" data-openoriginalimageonclick="true" style="vertical-align: middle;"></a><br><br><strong>By John Dougherty / <em>ADOT Communications</em></strong><br><br>
It’s not exactly "Meerkat Manor," but you can see how a photographer could easily think of those African mammals and their habit of standing sentry while looking at the top of the new bridge girders on Interstate 17 at Pinnacle Peak.&nbsp;<br><br>These rebar facsimiles will also quickly disappear as the project to <a href="https://azdot.gov/projects/central-district-projects/i-17-ti-reconstruction-happy-valley-rd-and-pinnacle-peak-rd/pinnacle-peak-road">expand Pinnacle Peak over I-17 and rebuilt the interchange</a> continues. You can see a more expansive view of what the girder installation looked like in the photo gallery below.<br><br><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/arizonadot/albums/72157709385385756" title="I-17 and Pinnacle Peak Road_070119"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48180938811_62bd10acdc_z.jpg" width="640" height="427" alt="I-17 and Pinnacle Peak Road_070119"></a><script async="" src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<br><br><hr><strong><br>Art of Transportation<br><em></em></strong><em>We think there is beauty in transportation. It’s not all hard hats and pavement.<a href="http://azdot.gov/media/blog/-in-tags/Tags/Art-of-Transportation"> Art of Transportation</a> is a blog series featuring unique photos our team has taken while on the road or on a construction project.</em><br>

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