General Electric Civil Engineering Support
City of Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
General Electric Co. and Carver Construction used the Erie Canal to transport a large shipment from GE’s steam turbine plant. Creighton Manning provided civil and structural engineering, permitting, work zone traffic control design, surveying, and construction support to design a pad to support an 800-ton crane. The crane was used to hoist two large steam turbines and two generators onto barges and float them through the state canal locks, and then onto the Hudson River to the Port of Albany. A work zone traffic control plan was needed to temporarily close I-890 to transport the turbines and generators from the manufacturing plant to Lock 8 on the other side of I-890.