Photos – Crane at Pfeiffer
And this beauty just posted by Kyle Evans. Crane is almost assembled.
Photos by Heather Foster. The first one is from yesterday, Thursday, the second is from early this am. Thank you, Heather.
From Cal Trans through KSBW:
Piece by piece, crews put together a 250 ton crane that will be used to knock down the collapsed Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur.
“The crane consisted of eleven loads coming from various parts of the state and it’s essentially being put together here on site,” said David Galarza with Caltrans. “It’s quite a task. They’re using a crane to put a crane together.”
After everything is assembled crews will attach a 6000 pound wrecking ball to the crane and use it to bring down the bridge.
“He’ll take it to a certain distance above the bridge deck and essentially drop it on there,” said Galarza. “Do that repeatedly and it will cause the bridge to fail. The key with that is making sure that the bridge fails in the location that we want it to.”