On both banks of the Emscher, the bridge team set up a mobile crane to lift the bridge sections of the approx. 70 metres long new combi-bridge.
On the Emscherinsel side, a 300 tonne crane was ready to install the the south side bridge section.
The biggest challenge laid on the north side, with very limited space to set up the required 500-tonne crane. Moreover, there was a high-voltage connection nearby that called for caution. In consultation with the grid operator and the client, this installation location was approved.
All in all, challenging conditions to set up the 500 tonne crane with 180 tonnes of counterweight and 48 metres of luffing jib and to safely execute the lifting operations.
Using SPMTs, the bridges were transported and lifted by the cranes on both banks. The 500 tonne crane was then responsible for placing the middle sections, assisted by the 300 tonne crane with its work platform.