350-ton crane called in to assist South Medford development

Medford, Ore — What do you do when you need to move several tons of American-made steel? You bring in the biggest crane you can find.

That’s what crews working on the Stewart Meadows Village development had to do to place two new bridges on Anton and Bauer streets over Hansen Creek in South Medford.

The 350 ton crane made the trip down from Albany this week to help with construction.

“We had to put it together like an erector set and then we ordered the crane down from Albany and it’s an exciting day for us to have this in place,” said Edward Istel, V.P. Of Development for KOGAP (Keeping Oregon Green and Productive).

The development will include commercial and residential buildings as well as a new providence medical office.

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