The first part of the renovation operation involved, among other things, the removal of the two old bridges by means of a sailing operation. Wagenborg Nedlift's bridge specialists used a variety of equipment for this, including a 250-ton jacking system, a skidding system, the Modular Support System and SPMTs. A pontoon, operated by the water transport specialists of sister Wagenborg Sleepdienst, was also included.
What followed was a precise interplay of vertical and horizontal displacement over land and water. The low water level of Oder was a critical factor, but despite this, the sailing operation could be carried out safely and according to plan.
Projectmovie: Deutsche Bahn AG/ Oliver Lang
More information on the removal and newbuilding of the railway bridges crossing river Oder: