Bridge Crane Systems


Harriman Material Handling is an equipment supplier and
service company specializing in overhead cranes and
hoists. Our runway and bridge crane systems are
built to your specifications and installed nationwide.

Don’t know if you need a top running or underhung crane?
Curious about the difference between single- and double-girder
bridge cranes? Our team of professionals is here to help you
determine the ideal crane system for your specific application.

With Harriman Material Handling’s expert team of
installation and service technicians, you’ll feel confident
knowing you’ll be supported before, during, and after the sale.


Handles loads up to 45 feet and five tons, though push/pull models are not recommended for anything above 2 tons. Hand chain models generally handle a capacity of up to 15 tons.

Featuring a reduced-torque start and electronic dual-speed operation. Spans can exceed 85 feet; available in one- to 20-ton capacities.

With near-limitless capabilities, the double-girder top running bridge crane can have two hoists on one trolley. This is the most heavy-duty model available, and can handle wider spans and heavier loads that the smaller cranes cannot.


The least expensive bridge crane available; propelled by either pushing the hoist’s load chain with a basic push-type bridge, or by pulling a hand chain on a hand-geared bridge crane. Loads are easy to position and move at the pace of the operator.

The most common capacities are 1-20 ton. This bridge crane is available with variable and 2-speed controls.

These systems are lightweight, making them ideal for manual applications. Gorbel workstation cranes are available up to a 2-ton capacity with spans up to 34′, and can be either ceiling-mounted or freestanding.


Ideal for rented or leased properties, the workstation crane runway is easily relocated thanks to its modular design. Handling one- to five-ton capacities, this crane runway is 50 feet, at spans of up to 39 feet. This crane runway is compatible with a double-girder crane or both single-girder, motor-driven bridge cranes.

The Freestanding runway stands on its own – its design resists lateral and longitudinal forces unaided. Braces to other support structures simply aren’t necessary. This independence brings versatility: the system’s just as comfortable outdoors as indoors. The bridge crane runs on rails mounted to the top of the runway beams, maximizing the available hook height.

This is the least expensive of the free standing crane runways. Typically works with 1 to 50 ton loads but can have a higher capacity if needed. Available in unlimited lengths and has excellent headroom. This model accommodates multiple cranes such as manual or motorized single girder bridge cranes or the heavy duty double girder bridge crane.

This model can handle multiple bridge cranes and is completely free standing. Handles loads from one to 25 tons. They are self-supporting and ideal for places where floor space is limited. Compatible with motorized or manual single-girder bridge cranes or a double-girder bridge crane.

This model easily adjusts in height and length for relocating or accommodating various applications. Handles one- to 25-ton loads. This crane runway is compatible with the double-girder bridge crane or both the manual and motorized top running, single-girder bridge cranes.


Of all crane runways, this is the one with the best overall hook coverage and easiest expandability. Typically possessing a capacity of a half-ton to 15 tons, it can be pneumatic, hand chain, push type or motorized to suit any application or plant setting.

This crane system transfers cargo from bay to bay efficiently and safely. It is either hand-geared, push/pull, or air/electric powered. The model has a bridge and trolley end design.


This is a lightweight, modular designed crane handling a capacity of us to 2 tons. It is made for simple jobs and is easy to use. Crane runway systems are built by CraneWerks, Gorbel, SPANCO, or Kundel.

This model allows for quick maneuverability of loads, simple access and set-up, and handles loads of 150 – 4,000 lbs. This model is either motor-driven or a push type system.