News letter of BRUCE SGH-4719 edited by Providence Journal
One of the world's biggest hammers called in to work on Sakonnet River Bridge
January 19th, 2010
The new Sakonnet River Bridge project has hired a heavy hitter, a hydraulic pile hammer known as "BRUCE SGH-4719".
Made in South Korea and weighing 86.6 tons, the remote controlled hammer will be pile driving 200-foot-long steel casing pipes, 72 inches in diameter, for the foundation of the new bridge. Providence Journal video by Frieda Squires