Watch: Time lapse of lift of Newport News Shipyard’s massive new crane

Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 16:03:05-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Shipyard got a new crane this past weekend.

Huntington Ingalls Industries posted a video of the time lapse of the lift on their Facebook page Monday.

The new 315-metric-ton Goliath gantry crane stands at 241 feet. That's taller than Big Blue, the 1,050-metric-ton crane in the North Yard!

The new crane is expected to  go into operation in 2019.