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January 30, 2014 2:26 PM Engineering Porn On Its Way East

By Michael O'Hare

One of the specialized delights of crossing the Bay Bridge while its new eastern span was under construction was seeing the Left Coast Lifter at work. Especially in a tech world where the witchcraft and magic of Maxwell’s equations rule and stuff is just bits in a cloud. “Wow,” I said to myself, “I bet that’s close to the biggest crane in the world!” and I was right. Coming soon to a river near our northeast readers, and renamed I Lift New York. Don’t miss it if you like drop-dead awesome machinery.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

Michael O'Hare is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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