Most of us have never seen something get quite this close to the Bay Bridge. Photo: Bill Band

VIDEO: Mega-Cranes Arrive at Port of Baltimore after Successfully Clearing Bridges

For a few minutes this past week, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Port of Baltimore shipping channel came to a standstill. People watching from boats and the shore watched and waited. And then it happened: a barge carrying four enormous cranes passed under the bridge with only four feet clearance at the bridge’s highest point.

Now it’s arrived in Baltimore and work gets underway to ready it for the supersized container ships it will service at the port—a game-changer for local industry.

Cheryl Costello had one of the best seats in the house for the hair-raising trip under the bridge. Watch below: