Tall Order

Late night on Aug. 7, a tug pulling an 8-million-pound Heat Recovery Steam Generator down the Hudson River, destined for a power plant in Sewaren, New Jersey, passed the Highlands. The generator, which is 126 feet high, passed beneath the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge with 9 feet to spare. The Bear Mountain Bridge was easier, with 29 feet of clearance. The generator is shown earlier in the day as it passed Esopus Meadows near Staatsburg.

Photos by Scott Snell


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  1. Thank you for the great photograph! I was out of town when this went by our part of the Hudson and was hoping that there would be some news and pics about the story.