Construction moving forward on new Bucks arena

Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 18:40:44-05
MILWAUKEE -- About 50 steel beams for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena were transported into the Port of Milwaukee on Monday.
The beams will be used to comprise the roof trusses of the new arena.
For three hours, dock workers pulled the beams off of the ship, which is detailed and focused task for crane operators like John Keskitalo.
"You have to pay attention to what you're doing. There is a tendency for the load to swing and you've got to keep control of it so it doesn't swing out of control. You have to watch so that you don't hurt anybody, " he said.
After the ship, they are going to Merrill Iron and Steel in Scofield, Wisconsin to be cut and detailed.
"All of our preparation from our shop will be gutting, coping, drilling, welding. Basically making as much fabrication in the shop as possible," said Jeff Peura with Merrill Iron and Steel.
Peura said they won't begin doing that until late winter or early spring. 
Transportation to Scofield will happen anytime in the next few weeks. No roads will be blocked off for the transportation of the beams.