:: Cranes under the Bridge ::
A ship containing 3 container cranes went underneath the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge this morning, headed to the port of Oakland. Towering at 235 feet each, they were carried on a special ship that is able to lower itself into the water to account for narrow squeezes such as this.
This particular maneuver was done twice before now – once in 2002 and again in 2005. Engineers would have preferred a different passing time under the bridges, but Tuesday morning presented the lowest tide possible for the ship to pass safely underneath.
It is said that the distance between the cranes and the Bay Bridge could be about 5 feet. The cranes came all the way from Shanghai.