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233-foot, 4,600-ton Big Blue is largest crane in Western Hemisphere

Posted By Wayne Grayson On September 27, 2012 @ 10:39 am In Construction Blog | No Comments


Tech blog Gizmodo put together this really interesting video [2] and a great feature story on Big Blue, the 233-foot, 4,600-ton crane that assembles the new Ford-class aircraft carriers in Newport News, Va. The crane can lift more than 2.3 million pounds.

Be sure to check out the full story and video over at Gizmodo. [3]

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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2012/09/Screen-Shot-2012-09-27-at-10.47.24-AM.png

[2] this really interesting video: http://vimeo.com/50067234

[3] Be sure to check out the full story and video over at Gizmodo.: http://gizmodo.com/5946017/the-233+foot-tall-4600+ton-crane-that-builds-aircraft-carriers

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