Bigge Crane and Rigging’s crane rental division last week laid the girders to widen the American River Bridge at Hazel Avenue in Sacramento, Calif.
Bigge used two Liebherr LTM 1220 all-terrain cranes, each with a lift capacity of 265 tons, to hoist the girders that support the bridge into place. Operating more than 100 feet above the American River, Bigge lifted and placed 16 girders, each approximately 120 feet long and weighing more than 175,000 pounds.
The work Bigge completed will widen the bridge from four to six lanes, easing congestion on the heavily traveled bridge. Additional bicycle and pedestrian lanes are also incorporated into the expansion.
Headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., Bigge Crane and Rigging is a crane sales and rental company that specializes in heavy lift, heavy rigging and specialized transportation projects for the refinery, petrochemical, power and civil infrastructure industries.