The I Lift NY super crane plays a vitally important role on the project, as it builds the New NY Bridge and then dismantles the existing Tappan Zee Bridge. The extraordinary lifting power of I Lift NY is helping to reduce construction time by months from original estimates and reduce project costs by millions of dollars.
Recognized as one of the largest floating cranes in the world, I Lift NY has a boom length of 328 feet, more than 30 stories tall. The super crane is being used to install large sections of the new bridge, some of which weigh more than 1,000 tons. These sections are assembled off-site and brought by barge to the project. I Lift NY will also help dismantle and recycle the existing 60-year-old structure in large pieces, saving both time and money.
Nicknamed I Lift NY, the super crane is owned by TZC and is officially registered with the U.S. Coast Guard as the Left Coast Lifter.