One of the Largest Floating Cranes “Left Coast Lifter”
The “Left Coast” Lifter also known as the I lift NY” super crane is a barge which holds a crane that was built to assist in building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. It was used to place pre-fabricated false-work truss sections and then it was used to place prefabricated steel deck structure box segments that became the main span.
With a boom length of 328 feet, a weight of 992 short tons, and having an 1,800 short tons lift capacity (the weight of 12 Statue of Liberty monuments) it’s the larges crane ever used on the U.S. coasts.
After completing a 6,000 mile journey through the Panama Canal up the Hudson River from California to New Jersey in January, it is set to work on the Tappen Zee bridge. It has been being serviced in New Jersey to prepare for the technicalities of this project, tug boats will have to pull the crane up the river to its destination. It is set to arrive in early October 2014. Stay tuned to hear more about this bridge update!
-McKenzy Olson, Titan Outlet Store Team