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The Kockums Crane ("Swedish: Kockumskranen) is a 138-metre (453 ft) high "gantry crane in the "Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in "Ulsan, "South Korea. It was originally used at the "Kockums shipyard in "Malmö, "Sweden. It was built in 1973–74 and could lift 1,500 "tonnes. The "gauge of crane's rails was 175 metres (574 ft) and the rail length 710 metres (2,329 ft). The crane was used to build about 75 ships. Its last use in Malmö was in mid 1997, when it lifted the foundations of the high pillars of the "Øresund Bridge.
The crane was a landmark of Malmö from its time of construction until its dismantling in the summer of 2002, when it was shipped to Ulsan, after being sold to Hyundai Heavy Industries for $14 million. The Koreans have dubbed the crane "Tears of Malmoe", due to the notion that the residents of Malmö wept when they saw their crane being towed away.