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An Iconic Structure - Lune West Bridge - page3 of 5

On the 19th March, a 280 tonne Sumitomo SCX2800-1 crawler crane arrived on site and was rigged over two days using a 160 t Liebherr LTM1160-5.1 mobile crane.

Once ready, the beams were scheduled to be delivered progressively between 23rd March and the 7th May.

On the 24th March, a 160 tonne Liebherr LR1160 crawler crane arrived on site and was rigged over two days using the 160 t mobile crane (Liebherr LTM1160-5.1). Then all main beams and secondary beams were delivered to site via the direct access off the M6.

On the 13th April, the 1200 t mobile crane (Gottwald AK680-3) arrived on site and was rigged over three days using the 160 t Liebherr LTM1160-5.1 mobile crane.

Installation then began on the north span beams including secondary girders that took place between 16th April and 27th April.

After this work was completed work began derigging the Gottwald AK680-3 mobile crane, transporting to position on the south side of the river where it was rerigged.

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Sub-Assemblies at Ground Level

The girders were assembled in pairs at ground level with cross girders fitted and bolted prior to lifting in to place. At which time the first pair of main beams were positioned on to the bridge bearings.

By the end of May, installation of all beams, cross girders and connection of bridge centre span works should be completed. At which time the Gottwald crane was derigged and taken off-site.

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