Cranes will squeak past bridge today

first_imgTwo gantry cranes should barely pass beneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge when they’re delivered this afternoon at the Port of Los Angeles, according to the Coast Guard. The cranes, built in Japan, will make their way from the Long Beach Harbor to the TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles beginning at 4 p.m., according to Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Andrew Munoz. The cranes and their delivery ship, the Dock Express 10, are expected to reach the Vincent Thomas Bridge by 5 p.m., when port and Coast Guard officials will decide whether it’s safe to continue the journey. The maximum clearance for going under the Vincent Thomas Bridge is 219 feet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“The ship and cranes will be about 3 feet below that limit, plus it will be low tide, so we think it will be safe,” Munoz said. “You only see something this extraordinary maybe a couple of times ever.” Once the ship receives clearance, the bridge will be closed to traffic for five to 10 minutes as a security precaution, Munoz said. Additionally, the Coast Guard and Los Angeles port police officers will establish a 100-yard “safety zone” around the ship as it travels to Berth 136. [email protected]last_img

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