Oversize load

A huge pressure vessel navigates Needles’ downtown streets about 1 a.m. Feb. 4. Bound for Boulder City, Nev., the behemoth was just over 180 feet long, nearly 22 feet high and weighed 548,450 pounds including its two trucks (one pushing and one pulling) and assortment of multi-wheeled carriages supporting its massive weight The tank was built in Paramount, Calif., and was moved by Barnhart Crane.

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