They are moving a bridge in the next hours

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  1. bertus

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    Hello,

    Here is a live stream of the movement of a bridge of 8400 tons accross the highway A1 near Amsterdam:


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  2. mcgyvr

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    That was quick... 44 minutes after you posted and looks like its done.. No movement on the live feed but a delivery truck going by..
     
  3. GopherT

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    It's moving!!!!! This is exciting...
     
  5. jpanhalt

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    That is quite a project. It is 30% of the weight of the US battleship Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor.
    It's just night time. Looks OK my machine.

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  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    @GopherT
    I hope the region restrictions are not playing part.
    The movement will take about 10 hours.
    They started at 20.30 GMT+2.

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  7. mcgyvr

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    Oh wait.. I think I see movement..
    Oh.. now its guys standing around drinking coffee

    Its like watching paint dry.. . Can't control the excitement.. ;)
     
  8. GopherT

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    A sudden snow-squall must have been passing:D. I just saw static when I checked in earlier.
     
  9. OBW0549

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    Every so often they show a good close-up view of the transporter dollies and support jacks moving along; can't tell which end of the bridge it is, though.

    For something that weighs 8400 tons, that thing sure is hauling ass...
     
  10. BR-549

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    I wouldn't want to be the guy that checks the tires.
     
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  11. GopherT

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    I'd love to be the guy who sells the tires.
     
  12. tracecom

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    Why did the bridge cross the road?

    Seriously, why are they moving it?
     
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  13. GopherT

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    I understand the old bridge was remove in a hurry and this is bridge 2.0
     
  14. bertus

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    Hello,

    They are making the road under the bridge wider.
    The old bridge would not allow this.
    The bridge is a railroad bridge.

    Bertus
     
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