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The following video shows how German contractor, TKP Krächan employed Steil Kranarbeiten’s Terex Superlift 3800 to install a steel bridge in Kirkel, Germany

A Terex Superlift 3800 has been used to install a steel bridge in Kirkel, Germany.

The 15m-long, 66-tonne Schöneck Bridge was installed by Steil Kranarbeiten on behalf of German contractor, TKP Krächan. The job was conducted during the night to avoid disruption.

Before the new structure could be put in place, its predecessor had to be removed. Built in the 1960s, the old bridge was considered to be at risk of collapse, and had been closed off to vehicles.

After its removal, the dilapidated bridge was split into eight sections. The Steil team used a Terex AC 350/6 all-terrain crane to remove the old structure eight months prior to the installation of the new bridge.

Commenting on the lifts, Steil’s Martin Mittler said: “Since both the old and the new bridges cross over the Paris-Mannheim ICE train route, the overhead lines had to be disconnected from the grid before the lifts were carried out. We were asked to disrupt the Intercity-Express service as little as possible. This meant that we only had a time window of a few hours in both cases.”

The following video shows the Steil Kranarbeiten team in action.


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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 16:30
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