Heavy lift and transport service provider Wagenborg Nedlift from the Netherlands helped replace and old railway bridge on Von Walthausen Strasse in Bochum, Germany, using a Liebherr LR 1750.
The 750 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler was brought to site on more than 40 trailers. It was then erected in the narrow city streets and fitted with 260 tonnes of superlift counterweight. The crawler was used to remove the old bridge and replace it with a new one, which weighed 340 tonnes.
During the removal of the old bridge a second, 400 tonne capacity, mobile crane was set up and used to install a temporary bridge weighing 54 tonnes onto the foundation.
The job was completed before the deadline, a company spokesperson said. At the time of writing in mid-January the project was due for completion within weeks.