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UKs largest crane

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tomthetank Chief Captain

The UKs largest crane is coming to town and will arrive in Newport aboard 48 lorries Fear (thats going to mess up my trip to and from work Rolling Eyes )
The crane will be used to help in the completion of a footbridge across the river Usk
Trying to find pics of this beast was tuff,but I found a couple Arrow

http://www.ainscough.co.uk/

I think this is the same one Arrow

http://www.addenbrookes.org.uk/news/news2005/sep/eau_craning_290905.html

And a pic of a model replica Arrow

I will try and grab a few shots of the thing going up

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Surrender Huge Shocked , that's, as you say, going to cause problems for quite a while.

Radar

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alohajoe First Officer

Shocked

going to cause problems for quite a while

Roger that!
You might want to call your boss ahead of time!!!

Good Luck!! Very Happy

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

lol!Gigantic!
on the other hand,you could have a good excuse for being late... Laughing

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Wing-man Captain

Can't imagine what it would cost to hire that beast. Rolling Eyes

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Umm... Looks like it will not be going up tomorrow after all Shocked
Drove past today and only 2 sections of the crane have been put together.
Loads of activity there,and a few smaller cranes waiting to put it all together.
The box girder constrution being the giant crane
I still can quite work it out yet Rolling Eyes
Pics from a camera phone when anything good starts Ill take take a proper camera

And what it should look like

More as and when Wink

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amermel First Officer

big Shocked Shocked Shocked

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

That's a hell of a crane Very Happy

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mrtazzy Trainee

How does it turn? It's all wheels! You guys don't have room over there on your roads for something like that to turn any corners! Shocked Cool machine.

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Umm... I lied Embarassed
The box girder section is to support the back facing mast of the bridge
Pics to follow soon

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Ok a few more pics

1st this morning and the "back" mast is up and supported by the large box girder construction on the left.The front mast being positioned for lifting

2 pics of the crane

better one

And a final one for now,tonight from a distance.Back mast supported(left)front mast nearly in position

And what it should look like soon

The pics are still from the phone as I cant find the camera(found the battery and charger Rolling Eyes )

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Germán Campopiano (Oberkomando) Chief Captain

Well, i have the same crane, in sacale, not the withe one, but the yellow one, ensambling it, and it´s very big!, i can now imagin the size of the other one.
is HUGE!!! Shocked

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Well its been under a week since they started and they have now begun putting the walkway across
I have found my camera Wink no pics yet, but here is a link to a local newspaper with some photos(click next results for more and click photo to enlarge)

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