American Crane and Equipment Corp. Cranes Featured on “60 Minutes”
Two of American Crane and Equipment Corp.’s Bridge Traveler Cranes were featured in the September 25th episode of “60 Minutes” in a story entitled “Fighting terrorism in New York City.” American Crane designed, manufactured and tested the Bridge Travelers, located on the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge, between 2007 and 2009, when the scope of the work on the cranes took place. To view the video clip, click here.
The Bridge Travelers, available in self-propelled gas, diesel and electric versions, are movable platforms designed to allow safe access to the underside of bridges for inspection and maintenance. Custom designed for each bridge application, units feature anti-skewing and control technology for smooth operation. Custom capabilities include multi-directional articulation of the platform as well as personnel lifts to access additional areas under the roadway.
American Crane Travelers are also located on the Queensborough, Mid-Hudson and Thousand Island bridges in New York, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington and the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.