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All Eyes photo gallery: Enormous cranes arrive at the Port of Tampa

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It's not every day that you see a pair of cranes that weight 1,600 tons each pass under the Sunshine Skyway on a barge.

Two gantry cranes, a long awaited $21.5 million purchase of the Port of Tampa Bay, arrived Friday morning after an 18-month construction period and a long haul by ship from China. The two cranes will allow the Port of Tampa Bay to unload larger cargo containers from ships and ultimately attract bigger container ships to Tampa, once the expansion of the Panama Canal opens in June.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:26am]

    

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