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The Omnipresent Crane in Campbell Comes Down

Construction crews used a second crane to take apart the behemoth that had filled the sky above Winchester Boulevard for several months.

The ever-present monster of Campbell is being taken down, section by section, as we speak.

The crane at the Merrill Gardens construction site on Winchester Boulevard has been the source of awe and delight for many in the Orchard City, children and adults alike.

Campbell Patch has been documenting its presence through images as well as fun facts from the foreman himself. Here are a few:

  • The crane is a 316 Liebherr Tower Crane.
  • It was brought to the site on semi trucks and erected.
  • It is 265 feet long.
  • Each segment, or stone, of the tower weighs approximately 5,000 pounds, with the exception of one, which weighs approximately 7,000 pounds.

For more fun facts or to check out the rest of our coverage, click here.

Deb R October 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Always makes me think of when my son (now 21) was a toddler - whenever he saw a tractor of any kind, his voice would drop about 3 octaves and he would announce the sighting with this uber-deep voice, as if to indicate how incredible cool he and the tractor were :o)
Mayra Flores de Marcotte October 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM
:) I know the voice! My 6-year-old son did it every time we drove past this crane (and any other construction-type equipment).

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