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Launching of Horstendamm Bridge, Germany



ALE has performed the launching of the 620t Horstendamm Bridge in Lauenburg an der Elbe, Germany.


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ALE was contracted to perform the launching of the 74m long, 620t bridge in Lauenburg an der Elbe, Germany. ALE first jacked-up the bridge using four climbing jacks. 12 axle lines of SPMT were then installed under the end girders of the bridge and the bridge was pulled forward over the stationary skidding device by means of two strand jacks.

After skidding the cantilevered front side of the bridge 35m, the bridge weight was transferred to four stationary skidding towers, which were installed on a barge in the river, and skidded forward 58m.

The barge then crossed the river, where the bridge was transferred onto two climbing jacks on each side (4 x 500t). The barge and stationary skidding system where then removed from underneath the bridge to enable to the bridge to be jacked-down 2m to its final position.



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