Photos: 155 Ft Tall Crane Being Dismantled

January 25, 2014

Craneiom – the tallest of the tower cranes on the site of the new Acute Care Wing — is being dismantled this weekend.

The 155 feet tall crame was named back in 2009 when it was first brought to the site, by local student Isaiah Smith, who won a contest with his concocted name choice “Craneiom”.

Hospital Craneiom Bermuda, Jan 25 2014 (7)

In its more than two year stay on the site, Craneiom, operated by certified local crane operators, has hoisted several hundred thousand tons of concrete and building materials.

Craneiom is 155 feet tall, has a capacity of 6 tons and a jib radius of 150 feet. It can withstand sustained winds of 130 mph. When not in use, the jib design allows it to swing with the wind instead of being rigidly set against its force.

Hospital Craneiom Bermuda, Jan 25 2014 (6)

Electrically powered, Craneiom was erected and tested by local teams under the supervision of the UK based certifier. A specially trained technician was brought in to dismantle the machine, and it is expected to take around three days, weather permitting.

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  1. Family Man says:

    How did they get the boom off?

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Excuse me guys, but are you not on a construction site? Where are your hardhats. If something were to happen to you banging your dopey heads you would be the first to howl if the insurance company refuses to cover you because you were not wearing required safety gear.

    • Nuffin but da Truth says:

      NO Hard Hat n Work Boots…should be NO WORK!

  3. Hitman says:

    Well I guess they were wrong!! It took the number one crane crew on island 7.5 hour to dismantle the tower crane and loaded it out!!! ⚠️