New York Bridge CraneOverhead Bridge Cranes

There are four main types of overhead cranes. This section is dedicated to Overhead Bridge Cranes. If you are looking for a Jib Crane, Gantry Crane, or Monorail Crane, please select one of the options below.

We offer a complete product line of floor and cab controlled overhead bridge cranes with capacities ranging from 1/2 ton to over 100 tons. Allow us to customize a bridge crane for your specific lifting application.

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Gantry Crane

Gantry Crane at indoor test facility

Gantry Crane

A gantry crane is slightly different from a bridge crane. The general premise is the same, but the operation is different. Gantry cranes have a bridge that is supported by two a-frame rigid steel legs that rest on the floor. The legs are commonly equipped with casters so crane can be moved to different parts of a building. Some gantry cranes ride along a track installed on the floor, or use a V-groove caster to keep movement in a straight line.

Gantry cranes are usually less expensive than an overhead bridge crane.

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Jib Crane

Jib Crane at Highway Department

Jib Crane

Jib Cranes are popular in areas of the facility that require a very specific lift application. Although some light capacity cranes can be made portable, jib cranes are usually permanently installed over a work station area. They can be mounted to the floor, or wall hung from an approved building column. There are various types of jib cranes to fit different applications and headroom requirements. For high capacity lifts, jibs can be motorized for precision placements.

Mast type jib cranes can offer a full 360 degree coverage of the work area, whereas a wall hung jib can only provide 180 degrees of boom rotation.

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Gorbel Free Standing Crane

Gorbel Free Standing Crane

Freestanding Crane

Free Standing Cranes, also known as Workstation Cranes, are often utilized in work cell applications. The enclosed track features a 2 degree taper that helps to center the trolley wheels in the track, and prevents the buildup of dirt and debris. This allows for smooth, effortless movement of end trucks and trolleys. Consequently, enclosed track cranes are up to three times easier to move than traditional bridge cranes.

If you have an application you think the Freestanding Crane would be best for, please give us a call, 800-724-4052.

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Monorail Crane

Monorail Crane at Shipping Dock

Monorail Crane

Monorail cranes are often specialized for specific lifting applications within a factory. Unlike the overhead bridge crane, a monorail works on only 2 axis’; up and down, and forward and backward along the path of the rail. For this reason, monorail’s are commonly found to be integrated into assembly lines for material transport. Unlike bridge cranes, a great advantage of monorail cranes is their ability to bend and travel around curves.

If you have an application you think the monorail would be best for, please give us a call, 800-724-4052.

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Bridge Crane

Freestanding Overhead Bridge Crane at NY Army Base

Overhead Traveling Bridge Crane

This style bridge crane operates on an elevated runway system along the length of a building. It is available in both single and double girder bridge arrangement.  Additionally, bridge cranes operate on three axis’ of hook movement. This provides for the flexibility required to position and place loads very gently.

Overhead bridge cranes of this type require custom fabrication. Call us to start the conversation, 800-724-4052.

Things to Consider When Purchasing Bridge Cranes

  • What bridge capacity is required?
  • How often is the crane to be used?
  • Required span?
  • How long is the runway travel?
  • How high must the hoist lift?
  • Is the bridge going to be supported by the building, self-supported, or both?
  • Is the application indoors or outdoors?
  • How is the crane powered? All motorized, push-pull, hand geared, or combination?
  • If motorized, how fast? Single or dual speeds? Variable frequency drives?
  • Preferred voltages?
  • What type of control? Pendant from hoist, separate track or remote control?
  • Any special features? Cabs, walkways, horns, lights?

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Installation / Load Testing

Northeast Overhead Bridge Crane

Our complete crane testing and installation services are designed to get you up and running quickly! From erection to certified load testing, our service technicians are trained to ensure quality results in the shortest time.

  • Erection – Overhead Cranes, Portal Cranes, Jib Cranes, Monorail Bridge Cranes, and Modernization
  • Rail Installation/Replacement – 
  • Compliance Load Testing
  • Disassembly and Disposal


  • Beaton Industrial has a team of trained and certified service technicians to conduct both bridge cranes and hoist inspections.

 Application Solutions

Automotive Industry-Press rooms-Foundries

Steel Mill Service-Scrap handling overhead and portal cranes

-Hot metal and charging cranes

-Billet handling

Steel Service Centers

-Magnet service

-Coil handling

-Stacker Cranes

Refuse Handling

Container Handling

-Ship to Shore

-RTG and RMG

-Portal RMG


-Automated systems

Power Plants

Cement Mills

Petroleum Refinery-Coke Handling

Automated Cranes

Warehousing/storage and retrieval

Coil handling

Forest Products Industry-Double and triple trolley machine room cranes-Gantry and semi-gantry reel handling

-Roll handling warehouse and shipping

-Straight track log handling portal cranes (spans to 300ft./91m)

-Rotating log boom and portal cranes

-Lumber handling overhead and portal cranes

-Bulk chip handling

New York Custom Overhead Bridge Cranes