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Watch A Bridge Get Quickly And Neatly Demolished In This Timelapse

Video: This footage from a few years back shows a bridge in Bedfordshire, England getting demolished in less than 15 hours. Basically, a night’s work was all it took to vaporise a steel and concrete structure. It’s really neat to see the progression and to see all the machines working in tandem. It’s also just really damn impressive to see them get this done so quickly. It’s there one day and gone the next.

Watch A Construction Crane Build Itself

Video: A construction crane builds buildings and structures and basically everything but what builds a construction crane? Another construction crane? Nope, a construction crane builds itself. Here’s a fun video recently re-dugg up by Digg showing how one of them tower cranes are built.

A Giant Crane Lifting A Huge Crane Lifting A Big Crane Lifting A Crane

Video: This is my favourite thing. A few years ago Liebherr showed off the power and strength of its giant mobile cranes by lifting each other. That is the small crane (which is pretty damn big already) gets lifted by a bigger crane which gets lifted by an even bigger crane which gets lifted by the biggest crane (which is ridiculously big).

Moving An Elephant Looks Absolutely Crazy

A small group of elephants who had been displaced have been butting heads with local villagers in a village in Daloa in the Ivorty Coast. The elephants have damaged crops, ruined homes, injured people and so forth. The villagers wanted to kill the elephants. Luckily for everyone though, the International Fund for Animal Welfare figured out a way to move them instead.

7 Machines That Are Meta As Hell 

What’s better then a monster machine? A meta machine. Here are a bunch of machines that really took the advice “Just do you!” to heart.

The World's Largest Tunnelling Machine Is (Finally) Getting Rescued 

Bertha, the world’s largest tunnelling machine, has been stuck under downtown Seattle since it broke in December 2013. Engineers have had to concoct a massive and expensive rescue plan — essentially a whole construction project in itself. And yesterday, the Bertha’s broken cutter head was finally hoisted out of the Earth.

Meet The Floating Super-Crane Building The Tappan Zee Bridge

At 100m, the crane stands taller than the Statue of Liberty, plus has a lifting capacity of 1800 tonnes. But what makes The Left Coast Lifter extra spectacular is that it operates by floating on a 117m barge powered by three diesel generators.

This Is How They Remove Crashed Airplanes Off An Aircraft Carrier Deck

A cool photo of a crash crane lifting a damaged Harrier jet off the deck of the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. The crash and salvage team regularly practice this kind of operations in case of an aeroplane crash. That crane is surprisingly huge — just look at the guy in the cabin and the aeroplane itself.

A Trip On The Hybrid Crane-Boats That Pull Wreckage From NYC Harbor

The US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for keeping debris out of New York’s Harbor, whether it’s dead whales, helicopters, driftwood or floating docks. Without the Corps, the harbour and the outlying beaches of the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore would be filled with massive pieces of debris and ships would risk being critically damaged. Using specially equipped boats the Corps pulls flotsam and jetsam out of the water with cranes and nets.

Watch Construction Cranes Come To Life And Dance In A Fun Light Show

There are 42 tower cranes working together to build a brand new city district for more than 20,000 people in Vienna, Austria. It’s the biggest construction site in Europe right now. But it’s not always work work work for the cranes, they get to dance in a fun light show on their off day.

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