Category Archives: Heavy Lift

WATERWAYS JOURNAL FEATURES LOCK AND DAM PROJECTS

Barnhart has been busy addressing critical infrastructure needs at waterways across the southeast. Their work on three lock and dam projects, including one featured in a blog last month, was recently profiled in Waterways Journal. These projects utilized both traditional … Continue reading

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Kentucky Project Enlists Services of Big Al

A project at a lock and dam in Kentucky required Barnhart to bring out the big guns, otherwise known as Big Al. Big Al is Barnhart’s barge-mounted heavy lift crane based in the Port of Mobile in Alabama. It was … Continue reading

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Bridge Project Utilizes Multiple Cranes and A Cool Tool

Barnhart’s Mount Vernon, Wash. branch recently completed a project that required tapping into their extensive equipment inventory. Barnhart was hired to set a 220-foot-long pedestrian bridge over the Green River in  Kent, Wash. The lift of the Tukwila Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge … Continue reading

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VIDEO LIBRARY SHOWCASES SOME OF BARNHART’S BEST

While Barnhart performs and documents jobs of all sizes, the massive projects involving large equipment and oversize components are often hard to capture. Words and photos can’t always do a project justice. An example was a lift of a towering … Continue reading

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BARNHART DELIVERS COMPONENTS FOR WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

Barnhart Crane & Rigging has been selected by space agency NASA to transport components for its Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the world’s most powerful rocket for deep-space missions. The project will involve delivery of a steel mock-up … Continue reading

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INNOVATIVE LIFT ALLOWS PROJECT TO PROCEED SAFELY

Barnhart was hired to devise an innovative lift system for a rigging project at a nuclear plant in Louisiana. The process was outlined in a recent article in Cranes Today. One of the plant’s two 35-year-old clarifiers was taken offline … Continue reading

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AN UNPREDICTABLE FINALE TO AN EPIC GAME

For most of the game during Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, victory for the Atlanta Falcons seemed assured. Despite having won four previous Super Bowl titles and being three-point favorites, the New England Patriots were behind at halftime 21-3. By … Continue reading

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“BICYCLE CHAIN” RIGGING HARD TO BEAT

The adjustable rigging link system (ARLS) is a cool tool in Barnhart’s equipment arsenal. The ARLS is unique to the industry and offers some big advantages. Used primarily for high-capacity loads, the system resembles a large bicycle chain. The length of … Continue reading

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Gate Removal Project Goes Off Without a Hitch

Barnhart recently performed a project at the Armistead I. Selden Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River to provide the lifting systems for removing and replacing two 60-year-old downstream miter gates. The gates were 61’ wide x 46’ tall … Continue reading

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CRANE PERFORMS CRITICAL ROLE IN SULLY STORY

Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “Sully,” follows the story of the legendary pilot Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and his successful landing of a crippled U.S. Airways plane in the frigid waters of the Hudson River in January 2009. The masterful … Continue reading

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