Super cranes arrive in port |


Super cranes arrive in port |

As the Dockwise heavy equipment carrier Teal approached the Talmadge Bridge Wednesday, it looked from ground level as if its cargo wouldn’t make it under the span.

Onlookers hunched under umbrellas in a steady midday drizzle, holding their collective breath as the ship — with four of the world’s largest and newest ship-to-shore container cranes rising from its deck like a kid’s oversized erector set — glided under the bridge with less than 10 feet to spare.

That obstacle cleared, river pilots George Henry Jr., operating from the bow bridge, and Christopher Yarbrough in the stern bridge, brought the Teal up to berth at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal.

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