August 30, 2006

San Leandro's Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. Lifts Part of New Bay Bridge Into Place

San Leandro's Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was featured in the August 30, 2006, edition of the Contra Costa Times as it lifts a 1,750-ton piece of steel that will connect the skyway to the new suspension span of the Bay Bridge. In a press release, Weston Settlemier, president of Bigge Crane & Rigging states, "We are unaware of such a heavy load ever being lifted so high anywhere in the United States. However, what makes this job possible is that we have an engineering solution using our own equipment, which is the very latest in computer-controlled lifting technology."

The San Francisco Chronicle covered the same story, but didn't mention Bigge Crane & Rigging's name.

Bigge Crane & Rigging is located at 10700 Bigge Avenue in San Leandro and was founded by Henry J. Bigge, who established Bigge Drayage Company in 1916. According to its web site, "Bigge hauled steel for the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. Bigge transported Liberty ship sections during World War II. Bigge has contributed to the erection of fossil and nuclear power stations and every refinery in Northern California."

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 30, 2006 1:32 PM | TrackBack
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