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Gallery: Crews begin crane removal after 35 days (19 photos)

A large crane that collapsed on South Park Street last month is in the first stages of being dismantled
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On Sunday, more than five weeks since Hurricane Dorian tore through Nova Scotia, some of the damage is finally being dealt with.

A large crane that collapsed on South Park Street during the storm is in the first stages of being dismantled.

"We're getting prepared to take the front jib portion of the crane off the building as well as the counterweight jib," says David Hamilton, project manager with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

Crews will work until 4:00 p.m. Sunday and will be back at the site every day until the crane is down, as long as weather permits.

Hamilton says that when crews began at 10:00 a.m. this morning, they ensured the crane was properly attached to the surrounding buildings.

"So far today we have done work to stabilize the crane that we hadn't completed last week, and we've put a platform overtop of the law office to protect that roof from sparks and from falling debris," he explains.

Hamilton says he expects the jib on the front side, and the counterweight over the law office to both be removed today. There is no word on how long the whole process will take.


Victoria  Walton

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Victoria is HalifaxToday.ca's weekend editor and a Halifax-based freelancer. She is originally from Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.
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