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New cargo cranes to add to Baltimore skyline

Thursday - 6/28/2012, 9:20am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Port of Baltimore official says four new cargo cranes are so big they will become part of the city's skyline.

Patrick Howell, head of engineering and crane operations for Ports America, which runs the Seagirt Marine Terminal, told The Baltimore Sun that the cranes will be visible to motorists traveling along Interstate 95 once they are in place.

Two have already been unloaded and the other two are expected to be unloaded by the end of the month.

The cranes, which were shipped from China and barely fit under the Bay Bridge and Key Bridge, will be 40 stories tall once their booms are attached.

The cranes are designed to handle larger ships expected to use the Panama Canal once a widening project is finished in 2014.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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