Titan crane


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Ti´tan crane


1.(Mach.) A massive crane with an overhanging counterbalanced arm carrying a traveler and lifting crab, the whole supported by a carriage mounted on track rails. It is used esp. for setting heavy masonry blocks for piers, breakwaters, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A total of 80 cars are expected to leave the start ramp in Aurora Avenue in the shadow of the town's giant Titan Crane at 6pm on Wednesday, January 31, in three separate categories.
Now 19, adrenaline junkie Emily, of Linlithgow, has bungee jumped off Glasgow's Titan Crane, been suspended from the roof of the CN Tower in Toronto and climbed to the top of the Empire State Building.
On Thursday evening, the landmark Titan crane at Clydebank was lit pink in her memory.
Scotland has several marvels of engineering - the Forth Bridge, the titan crane and Bell Rock lighthouse - but only one, the Falkirk Wheel, is navigable by boat.
Scotland has several marvels of engineering -- the Forth Bridge, the Titan Crane and Bell Rock lighthouse -- but only one, the Falkirk Wheel, is navigable by boat.
Along the railway line you can see, from a distance, the magnificent Bridge of the Americas, the prison where Panama's former military dictator Manuel Noriega is locked up and a Titan crane, the biggest in the world when it was built by the Nazis and seized as the spoils of war by the Allies.
Up to September 2014, 99 awards have recognised industrial artefacts and sites such as the Holland One submarine, the Mallard, the Wellington Bomber, Crossness Pumping Station, the Falkirk Wheel and the Titan crane. As well as attracting more than 3,000 members and guests to the award presentations over the past five years, the scheme has proven popular with the media.
TWO POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS-Waikiki Beach Wave Pool in Arizona and the Titan Crane in Scotland--were designated as historic landmarks of mechanical engineering achievement in August.
The Titan Crane in Scotland has been recognised as one of the world's engineering masterpieces with an international award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Tommy Proctor, a former towage industry worker, will also talk about the shipyard industry in the North East and there will be screenings of films of the Titan Crane leaving the River Tyne for a new location on the West Coast of India.
The Kelpies by Falkirk Wheel, the Titan Crane in Clydebank, the Scottish Executive offices in Edinburgh's Leith, the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick, Mansion House in Dublin and the Cola Wheel in Orlando are among those to light up.
Landmarks across Scotland are being lit up red as part of this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal - including the Kelpies in Falkirk, the Titan Crane in Clydebank, Glasgow's SSE Hydro, Edinburgh Castle and the tower at Edinburgh Airport.