Building bridges

In a country with a lot of water bridges are essential. Last week a floating crane was used to insert the movable part of 260 tons into the new Prins-Claus bridge in the town of Dordrecht. It only took the 63 m high crane a bit more than 1 hour to insert the 47 m long part into the bridge which in total is 141 m long. The tolerance in the gap was 5 mm. The price for the new bridge is 12 million Euro.

The day before the crane towered above the houses of the old town

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