-Built by Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. Ltd. (ZPMC) in San Francisco's sister city, Shanghai, China exclusively for the construction of the Bay Bridge
-30 stories tall
-Boom can lift 1,800 tons (that's 3,600,000 lbs, or a community of myself and roughly 29,000 others about my size)
-And best of all... it floats! It lives on a 400' long barge that was constructed in Portland, OR
For more info on the Bay Bridge Construction, including killer 360 degree videos of the action, check out the official site, Bay Bridge Info.