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Massive ship passes under Talmadge bridge

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some massive equipment traveled into the Savannah Harbor on Wednesday afternoon.

The ship is transporting four new post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes to the Garden City terminal. 

"We have got professionals doing it. They have been doing it very well. This started about two and a half years ago with a decision supported by our board during the economic downturn but they have all been about investing in the future so we are excited about today," said Curtis Foltz, executive director, GPA.

Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Ports Authority had scheduled the Talmadge Memorial Bridge to close for 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The closure took place during low tide for the safe clearance of a large container vessel.

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