August 24, 2008
Bikers Escort WTC Steel to Memorial Site in Somerset County
Steel from the World Trade Center has been transformed into a cross and placed near where Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The 14-foot-high, 3,000-pound monument traveled from New York to the Shanksville fire station Saturday as part of a 300-mile motorcycle escort from New York.
An official probe found four hijackers crashed the United Airlines airplane near Shanksville when passengers tried to wrest control of the cockpit. Flight 93 was en route from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco.
Hundreds of current and retired members of the New York City Fire Department escorted the beam from Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field to Shanksville.
The 2-ton, 14-foot-long beam will sit on a base shaped like the Pentagon.
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