Huge Crane Headed to New York for Tappan Zee Bridge Construction

 A floating crane longer than a football field is on its way from the West Coast to the Hudson River where it will be used to build the new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge.

The Journal News reports that the 400-foot-long Left Coast Lifter departed from the San Francisco area last week to start its 6,000-mile voyage to New York.

The crane will travel down the West Coast, through the Panama Canal, across the Gulf of Mexico, up the East Coast and through New York Harbor. The voyage is expected to take six to eight weeks.

The floating crane, one of the world's largest, can lift 1,750 metric tons, or 12 times the weight of the Statue of Liberty. It will also be used to demolish the existing bridge.

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