A behemoth crane will float up the Hudson River this morning to aid construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The 400-foot-long monster, called the Left Coast Lifter, will be instrumental in efficiently erecting the new bridge and dismantling the old one. If you're not impressed by its size, you should at least respect the fact that it can lift 1,900 tons, which is nearly twice that of its punier brethren.

The crane has been nicknamed "I Lift NY Super Crane," though its initial duty was to replace the eastern portion of the Bay Bridge in California, which connects the city of Oakland with San Francisco. In January, the crane was hauled through the Panama Canal—totally badass. It traveled 6,000 miles to the Port of New York and New Jersey, where it's been berthed since. Onlookers at the time were awed by the crane, prompting reverential quotes like this one: “When it was further away, you said, ‘Oh, that looks like a big crane,” Vince Press told CBS New York. “But when it’s right up close like this, it is gigantic.”

For the nerds and dads among us, a few more stats: The LLL has a boom length of 328 feet and weighs just shy of 1,000 tons, which the internet says is roughly equivalent to seven blue whales, which is about the same as 170 crocodiles. This will all be on the test.

The bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester counties, will be built on land and lifted into place by the Lifter, a project slated for completion by 2018. Despite it's $3.9 billion price tag, use of the Beast Crane still saved contractors a solid $800 million.

The crane will arrive between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., and Governor Andrew Cuomo will be there to greet it, which I'm sure it appreciates. You can track its progress here or here from your desk chair.