Cianbro Construction prides itself on handling projects that are a bit out of the ordinary. In the past, the company has done everything from construction of floating offshore wind turbines, to installation of 230 miles of electrical transmission lines, to the replacement of thrusters on a massive oil drilling ship. So it should come as no surprise that, when the search was on for a contractor to erect an Observation Wheel near our nation’s capital, Cianbro was at the head of the list. But the logistical challenges for the project — its construction at the end of a long and narrow pier, for example — taxed even Cianbro’s impressive specialized-equipment inventory.
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