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Photo by Jonathan Schwind, Entergy.
Because of the height of the towers and reach needed to install the top crossarms, a 900-ton crane was necessary, which also served as the primary steel erection crane; the 800-ton crane was used to transport personnel to minimize worker fatigue and assist with picks, when necessary.

Matt Richards

Matt Richards (email address) is a project management and construction professional with over 12 years of experience in executing large-scale, complex infrastructure projects for a Fortune 500 utility and an ENR Top 15 contractor. He combines deep industry knowledge with project experience on high-voltage transmission lines, substations, highways and levees. As manager, capital projects with Entergy Corp., he oversees the development, scoping and execution of large transmission line and substation projects in southern Louisiana. Richards holds a MSCE degree from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from Oklahoma State University. He is a certified project management professional (PMP) and certified professional constructor (CPC).