Iron Mon­ster crawls be­tween sup­ports

Science Illustrated - - SILK ROAD -

Once the sup­ports are in place, it is usu­ally a slow process to com­bine them by means of bridge seg­ments. For ev­ery seg­ment, large cranes and scaf­fold­ing must be moved into po­si­tion, which is not easy in steep, im­pass­able ter­rain. So, the Chi­nese Wowjoint com­pany has de­vel­oped the SLJ900/32 bridge builder, also known as the “Iron Mon­ster”. The 580 t and 90 m long ma­chine can link sup­ports all by it­self.

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