Wire rope hoists
Published: 08 August, 2014
STREET CRANE COMPANY has supplied electric wire rope hoists for a major role in the reconstruction of the 107 year old Longfellow Bridge over Charles River at Cambridge, Massachusetts. The hoists are installed on a bespoke crane built by Street’s local partner Capco Crane and Hoist Company. The crane will play a pivotal role in the renovation of the bridge that spans 1.5 miles and carries around 90,000 people per day.
At 105 foot wide, the bridge carries both rail and road connections. Capco Crane has built a bespoke 40ft wide double girder gantry crane. This features twin Street 7.5t ZX hoists and a cantilever to accommodate a generator set for power. Using two hoists provides greater stability when handling large and ungainly loads.
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