Photo courtesy of Bigge Crane and Rigging The Demag AC-500 crane needed 198 tons of counterweight for the BART track lift. Related Links: Video: Oakland Airport Connector Nighttime Crane Lift Flatiron/Parsons JV Awarded Contract for Oakland Airport Connector Crews are rapidly placing track sections in advance of the spring 2014 opening of the Oakland Airport Connector. Conceived in the early 1970s and started in 2010, the $484-million project will connect the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to the airport.Bigge Crane and Rigging, San Leandro, Calif., is providing and operating the cranes on the 3.2-mile project. Several of the lifts have
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