The Giant “Left Coast Lifter” Floating Crane was 100% Made in China, So That’s Why It’s Painted Red, White, and Blue

This thing is straight outta Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, but it’s the biggest red-white-and-blue whatever that you’ll ever see:

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These days it’s just hanging out in the East Bay, looking for work, as many others are.

When will it be moved, when will it get used again?

Nobody knows…

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3 Responses to “The Giant “Left Coast Lifter” Floating Crane was 100% Made in China, So That’s Why It’s Painted Red, White, and Blue”

  1. Sameer Bhansaki says:

    Very interesting! I knew the bridge steel was all made in China, but I assumed the crane was made here. I also assumed it was a petroleum rig crane hauled up from the gulf, but in fact it’s custom-made specifically for this project (which is insane).

    Some googling turns up interesting info: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=6839351

    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/03/pssst_buddy_you_wanna_buy_a_gi.php

    http://www.fluor.com/projects/Pages/ProjectInfoPage.aspx?PrjID=2

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yeah, I don’t think it’d be easy to hire a crew to build that rig here on the west coast…

    Such a big project…

  3. Bryan says:

    the barge the crane was built on was built right on the west coast in Portland OR. by US Barge then towed to China for the crane to be installed. I handled every block of it.

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