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I Lift New York

Left Coast Lifter [1]Having blogged about UP 4014 a/k/a Big Boy [2], we continue with the Big Toys for Big Boys theme from Judy Rife, Record Online [3]:

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The supersized crane that will build the new Tappan Zee Bridge arrived at a private marine yard in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday after completing a 40-day journey from San Francisco.

The crane, now dubbed the I Lift NY, will remain docked here until spring, when its owner, Tappan Zee Constructors, will move it north, anchor it next to the bridge and put it to work.

TZC originally had the mammoth crane custom-built to assist in the construction of a new section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The crane sits on a 384-foot barge and has a boom of 328 feet and a lift capacity of 1,900 tons, making it one of the world’s biggest.

The crane, pulled by tugs, left the West Coast for the 6,000-mile trip on Dec. 22.

I wonder what I Lift New York could do with Big Boy?