More About the Recently-Arrived Crane

I Lift NY has no self-navigation power/© Janie Rosman 2014

I Lift NY has no self-navigation power/© Janie Rosman 2014

If you’re like I am, you look (try to look, in my case) over the bridge rail to see to see what you can see. You can see the most recent arrival via a stretch of westbound highway a little past the main span, where the decline makes for good pictures. The Rockland approach eastbound also provides a clear view of the red, white and blue crane with yellow hooks, the site’s new addition.

Yesterday’s media tour shed perspective on how immense this machine is. While unable to leap tall buildings, it towers above many, and can hoist 12 Statues of Liberty in a single move.

Tappan Zee Bridge in the background/© Janie Rosman 2014

Tappan Zee Bridge in the background/© Janie Rosman 2014

Crews are prepping the crane for its tasks here. “When they go to set the first beam (of the new bridge), the versabar (system) is capable of picking up 1700 metric tons (1928 US tons,” crane operator Ron Burgess told reporters.

Check out the crane from the shorelines in either Tarrytown or Nyack. Even if you’re not at the viewing area , you’ll see it among the equipment. More tomorrow in the Rockland County Times and at http://www.rocklandtimes.com.

Bird's-eye view of the I Lift NY super crane/NNYB Outreach

Bird’s-eye view of the I Lift NY super crane/NNYB Outreach

Speaking of which, the few drops of water that landed on the media boat didn’t have a chance thanks to the warm weather, a quick move and rubber-soled shoes.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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