August 25, 2011 –The Springfield Vermont Gear Shaper bridge project was delayed a week while a larger crane was obtained, but when the new crane arrived it was obvious this massive crane could handle the job.

The crane was stored in the parking lot the night before and the crew was all set to move it into position and get that old bridge replaced.  Again, spectators watched patiently as the next problem arose.  When the crane started to move down the parking lot towards the street, the large metal treads and the weight of the massive crane promptly began to destroy the asphalt underneath.


The solution?  Put large metal plates in front of the crane’s treads, drive the crane over the plates, pick the plates up from behind the crane, move the plates in front of the crane again and repeat the process…slowly making it’s way down the road into position in front of the old bridge.

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