Now that’s a big crane!

The floating crane. Picture: Mike Rose Bladerunner Shipping Ltd
The floating crane. Picture: Mike Rose Bladerunner Shipping Ltd

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DRIVING into Portsmouth, you may have noticed this impressive-looking crane towering above the city’s skyline.

The structure is housed on a floating barge at Pounds scrapyard off the M275.

It was brought in from Southampton and towed through Portsmouth Harbour with the help of Blade Runner Shipping.

It is in the area to help hoist vessels and pontoons out of the harbour to the yard to be scrapped.

The yard has a history of having structures based on the barge.

Steve New, of Tipner Regeneration Company, the developer for land near the site, said: ‘It’s certainly interesting to look at.

‘Everybody that has lived in Portsmouth for the last 10 years are probably aware there is usually something exciting that sits there.’