For the 280,000 vehicles that travel on the Bay Bridge every day, it's hard for commuters to miss the booms of two of Bigge's 300-ton capacity cranes that soar above the roadway just to the south of the bridge.
The two crawlers, a Manitowoc 2250 and Liebherr LR1300, in a luffing configuration, are positioned just east of the tunnel on Yerba Buena Island. The cranes, which Bigge supplied to the steel erector, are being used to construct the new south detour, a temporary structure that commuters will use to access the tunnel while the new bridge is being tied onto its anchorage.
Bigge is extremely excited to be a part of this historic project. Headquartered in Northern California, Bigge is also very proud of its long history of making significant contributions to the San Francisco Bay Area's infrastructure and economy and looks forward to helping power the Bay Area to even greater levels in the future.