Mammoet’s team was recently contracted by Kiewit Infrastruc- ture to move and install a pedestrian bridge weighing approximately 550t (1.1 million lbs.) as part of a revitalization effort in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The installation of the bridge required crossing 11 railroad tracks, so precise planning was crucial to ensure minimal outage time.

The bridge was set on SPMTs and driven to its final installation locationThe bridge was set on SPMTs and driven to its final installation location

Mammoet has extensive experience in setting bridges around the globe, including three bridges for The Villages community in Florida and the recent installation of a pedestrian bridge at Seattle-Tacoma airport. All of this expertise was needed to meet the project’s strict time requirements; the railroad authorities gave an eight-hour work window to complete the entire installation of the bridge.

Prior to Mammoet’s arrival, the 76m (250 ft.) prefabricated bridge was assembled, welded together, and given a concrete walking surface. Once on site, Mammoet crews used eight 500-ton Mega Jacks to hoist the bridge close to seven meters (22 ft.) in the air to allow for the installation of SPMTs for transport.

The use of these jacks allowed the team to keep the bridge’s center of gravity low while traversing the tracks. A combination of wooden and steel mats was used to safely cross the railroad tracks and ensure there was no load bearing directly on them - as this could potentially damage the highly trafficked tracks.

Once the transportation phase of the project was completed, the bridge was jacked down into its final installation location. Mammoet’s team had risen to the challenge, and was able to cross the tracks, install the bridge and remove the 64 axle-lines of SPMT in just under five hours, allowing the railway to begin operations again ahead of schedule.

The bridge is slated to open in early 2021 and will connect the America Beautiful Park to southwest downtown, which includes the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame as its centerpiece.

The 76m bridge was set into place using Mega Jacks and SPMTsThe 76m bridge was set into place using Mega Jacks and SPMTs
Maya Xiao, Senior Analyst, Interact Analysis, gives insights on how the Forklift Market is responding to the current geopolitical and economic climate. Forklift shipment growth had plateaued to some extent

Read more ...

The largest addition to the ‘Tough Guys’ series: Liebherr is expanding its EC-B series upwards with the 520 EC-B 20 Fibre. The new flat-top crane with fibre rope and a lifting capacity of up to 20 tons was introduced at bauma Munich

Read more ...

At bauma Munich 2022, Manitowoc showcased a dozen cranes from Grove and Potain, and highlighted its expanded range of support solutions that cover monitoring, parts, service, rental, remanufacturing, finance, and

Read more ...

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Comansa presented its innovative model at Bauma Munich 2022 and its expanded range of luffing jib cranes with the launch of the LCH300, its first hydraulic model, with a maximum load capacity of 16

Read more ...

R220-10S, R90-5RE and other tower cranes tailored by Zoomlion for the European market made a debut and led a new trend at bauma Munich. The R220-10S is a flat-head tower crane based on the future-oriented digital, green, and

Read more ...

The Tadano Group has expanded its product line, enhanced the Tadano Customer Experience, contributed to community development, and advanced its business activities to protect the global environment. Using the OneTadano concept, the

Read more ...

The SBL600 gantry is the latest addition to the SBL-Super Boom Lift hydraulic gantry range. With maximum lifting height of 10.6m, the three-stage telescopic hydraulic cylinder features a foldable boom allowing transportation on standard

Read more ...

Displayed at bauma 2022, was the first battery-powered telescopic crawler crane – the 653 E Electro Battery. The new 50-ton battery-powered crane combines the benefits of battery technology with the proven advantages of the

Read more ...

PALFINGER, a leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions, demonstrated its comprehensive digitalization competence at bauma Munich. The focus was on three key core topics: Smart Solutions, Smart Services

Read more ...

Fassi’s three solid and operational electric solutions presented at bauma Munich were the SHT and Plug-In systems, and the 'full-electric' truck-crane combination produced in collaboration with Volvo Trucks. Also, Fassi

Read more ...

The importance of understanding work equipment selected for the task in hand. Training providers can only support workers if they understand the risks involved. It’s been more than 30 years of working in the world of safety and I have seen a massive

Read more ...

Maya Xiao, Senior Analyst, Interact Analysis, gives insights on how and why the current international problems have strained the market. As with almost every industry, supply chain constraints due to Covid-19, coupled with the current geopolitical climate, have created a perfect storm for forklift manufacturers. Our new research has downgraded

Read more ...

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Comansa has expanded its range of luffing jib cranes with the launch of the LCH300, its first hydraulic model, with a maximum load capacity of 16 tons and reach of 60 metres. The tower crane manufacturer will officially showcase

Read more ...

At the Franna India Open Day, the company gave a tour to visitors of its manufacturing processes and products and shared its business plans for the Indian market. On the sidelines of the event, NBM&CW discussed with Kieran Hegarty

Read more ...

Liebherr will continue to position its cranes as high premium, value-oriented products in the rapidly evolving Indian mobile and crawler crane market, informs Subhajit Chandra, Head-Marketing, Liebherr Cranes India, while discussing the company’s marketing

Read more ...

Entrapment is a leading cause of injury and death when using MEWPs; operating equipment from the ground to position workers at height significantly increases the risks involved. Entrapment is where MEWP occupants become trapped between the controls or guardrails

Read more ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped into a specially designed elevator that took him straight to the 6.5m high National Emblem atop the new Parliament building. When he unveiled the National Emblem, India celebrated the superb sculpture - a symbol of New India

Read more ...

Enerpac has enhanced the ETR-Series Trolley System with higher capacity trolleys and swivel plates to accommodate header beams and other lifting systems. With a 50 metric ton (500kN) and now 100 metric ton (1000kN) capacity per trolley, the electrically

Read more ...

Plaksa India is providing electromechanical Screw Jacks, Electrical actuators, and Linear Chains for efficient operation of Lifting Systems used in industrial automation, defence, steel plants, renewable energy & logistic, etc. The products are manufactured

Read more ...

To remove avalanche debris, including tree trunks and rocks, the Neureiter team had to reach the Marxtenalm at 1,200 meters above sea-level in the Austrian Pinzgau. The operation involved a 3-axle »MPA« semi lowloader carrying a Liebherr R918 crawler excavator

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.
Click here to subscribe.