High Profile Lift

A new pedestrian walkway was installed at St. John's Hospaital last Wednesday night to connect the hospital's main campus with a new medical facility being constructed on the east side of 9th Street in Springfield. The main 90-foot, 35-ton bridge section was lifted into place by Jace Jones of A.C. Jones Crane of Beardstown.  Because the lift required closure of one of Springfield's busiest streets, the event drew considerable attention from television stations, newspapers and on-lookers who turned out to watch.