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One year ago today, the super crane began its six-week trek to the East Coast. Seems like yesterday.

Kaleidoscope Eyes

A ginormous, 400-foot-long crane will arrive some time between February 1 and 15 near our very own Tappan Zee Bridge — to help build its replacement.

The Left Coast Lifter working on the Skyway in California's East Bay. ©2009 Barrie Rokeach The Left Coast Lifter working on the Skyway in California’s East Bay. ©2009 Barrie Rokeach

The “Left Coast Lifter” was one factor that distinguished design-build team Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC from its two bidding competitors. Named for its use in replacing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span, the largest floating crane in the world has no problem hoisting the equivalent weight of 12 Statues of Liberty.

Where will it go? Well, none the worse for wear after traveling 6,000 miles from Oakland Harbor near San Francisco, through the Panama Canal and the Gulf of Mexico, and up the East Coast — oh, you want to know where the new bridge will be built.

Location of the twin spans that will be built north of the existing TZB/Courtesy of the New NY Bridge Location of the twin spans that will be built north…

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