Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 41

Cranes

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 08, 2002 on The History Channel
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One of the most useful machines ever created, the crane is a simple but important combination of the pulley and the lever. Though cranes have been helping us build civilization from at least the time of the Egyptian pyramids, the modern steel-framed construction cranes are a relatively recent development. Put on your work boots as we ride through the history of cranes from ancient days to skyscraper construction sites, ocean-freighter docks, and the International Space Station.moreless

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