Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 2 - page 27

Page 27
Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 2
C
rossrail’s tunnelling machines had
no problems crossing London many
metres below ground. When it comes to
transferring one of the machine from one
location to another through the streets of
London, then that is a different challenge.
However, with careful planning and
all necessary escorts in place, ‘Jessica’
Crossrail tunnelling giant completed an-
other epic journey through the heart of
east London; but this time it was on the
back of a lorry.
Just twomonths after completing her 2.7
kilometre tunnel drive from Pudding Mill
Logistical Nightmare
How to move a 7.1 m wide tunnelling machine
through the streets of London
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