An armie hammer crane in Detroit, Michigan, is seen in this handout photo courtesy of the Armie Hammer Construction Co., a subsidiary of Grey Construction.
The company, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., plans to use the crane to build the new headquarters for the Michigan Department of Transportation, which has been struggling to meet construction timelines and meet its $3 billion goal for a new highway.
The project, known as the Highway 520 Eastlink, is part of a plan to improve access to the Detroit River Valley by adding lanes, new bridges, a new busway and a new freight bridge, the Detroit News reported.
The bridge will be about half a mile long and cost $3.6 billion, according to the newspaper.
“Grey Construction will construct a 1,500-foot-long bridge over the Detroit river in the middle of Detroit,” the company said in a news release.
“It will include four lanes of traffic, a pedestrian bridge over a bridge, and a bridge deck.
Grey Construction is part-owned by Grey Construction Co. of Grand Rapids and will use the Armies Hammer crane to carry out the work, the newspaper said. “
We have been working with the city of Detroit to build a pedestrian walkway along the riverfront to help alleviate traffic congestion.”
Grey Construction is part-owned by Grey Construction Co. of Grand Rapids and will use the Armies Hammer crane to carry out the work, the newspaper said.
“This is a great project,” said Chris Mather, a Detroit native and a senior vice president at Grey Construction, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the project.
“They are bringing the project to the surface in the midst of a recession and it is very important to the community.”