AT A PORT IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO on October 28th 2018
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
A heavily corroded Ship to Shore (STS) crane is to demolished by being toppled. Tommy Felch, General Manager at GRT said; "usually a crane is taken apart piece by piece, but the port decided that to save time they want it toppled, which will involve pre-cutting, strategic blasts and wire ropes...large forklift trucks will pull at the wire ropes until the crane eventually fails."
GRT is a recognized worldwide leader in heavy lifting and engineered transport and has a long history with this CMI 6 crane as they have moved it three times; it began life in Savannah, Georgia, was moved by GRT to Philadelphia and then again to it's now resting place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It stands at 180 ft tall with the boom down and is unique due to it's 90 ft rail gauge; meaning in all the world it can only fit in these three ports. Born in 1981, over it's 37 year history the crane is estimated to have lifted around four million containers.
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