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Riga-Mainz triple lift in Essen
Riga-Mainz used three Liebherrs, including a brand new LTM 1450-8.1, alongside an LR 1600/2 and LTM 1500-8.1, to place a bridge in Essen, completing the job with just two short overnight railway shutdowns.
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An all-round bridge builder
Kriger Construction has been using one of Manitowoc Cranes’ latest rough terrain models, the Grove GRT8100, for more than six months in its bridge-building operations.
A 3,000t bridge move
In what could be a first for Australian civil construction, Sarens recently used SPMTs to carefully manoeuvre a 3,000t bridge section into place. The operation was performed as part of upgrade work to the Darlington Bridge in Adelaide, on behalf of the Gateway South project consortium.
Sliding into place in La Paz
ALE removed and replaced spans of a bridge in La Paz, Madrid, using SPMTs and jacks to complete the job with just four nights of road closures.
Mammoet at the mall
Mammoet installed 16 steel girders for a new bridge linking the Dubai Mall to the new Fountain Views development.
In the first of a series of case studies of bridge projects, we look at the setting of sewage pipeline in California.
The struggle to hold the crown
Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr, offers his analysis of the Japanese crane manufacturing sector, and the challenges faced as the country aims to maintain its leading position in crane exports.
Paris welcomes the world
The triennial Intermat exhibition takes place in April. We look ahead at this key French event for the lifting industry.
Smaller capacity focus
Apart from the 300t Demag AC 300-6, the rest of the all terrain cranes launched in the past year have a capacity of 100t or lower. Sotiris Kanaris reports on recent innovations in this crane segment.
A crane for any gap
Heinz-Gert Kessel gives his personal view of the development of luffing jib tower cranes, and shows how crane designers have worked to fit increasing lifting power into smaller spaces.
Greece has being severely hit by the financial crisis, but crane dealers and rental companies have not turned the other cheek, they found ways to maintain a healthy business. Sotiris Kanaris reports.