Floating Crane Heads to Tappan Zee

December 30, 2013

The floating crane that will be used to install deck panels on the Tappan Zee Bridge began its 6,000-mile journey to the Hudson River on Sunday, according to The Journal News. Mounted on a 400-foot barge, the crane has a 25-story-tall arm and can lift up to 1,750 metric tons. It will also be used to demolish the existing bridge in 2017.

A tugboat crew will accompany the crane, known as the Left Coast Lifter, on its trip from California’s Port of Oakland to New York Harbor. In a trip that could take six to eight weeks, the crane will travel down the West Coast, through the Panama Canal, across the Gulf of Mexico, and up the East Coast before reaching it’s final destination, the report says.

Photo and video footage of the move will be posted on NewNYBridge.com.

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Source: The Journal News