Liebherr Cranes with one mission: Lifting Operation in the Tatra Mountains

Two Liebherr cranes joined forces for a spectacular bridge lift in the Tatra Mountains, Poland. The LR 1300 and the LTM 1160-5.1 convinced as a well-coordinated team during the trial of strength. Liebherr’s quality was also relied upon for the deep foundation work.

In 2010, the bridge lift in the Tatra Mountains, Poland, was destroyed by a flood. Now it is being rebuilt with the aid of a Liebherr crawler crane type LR 1300.

The contractor IMB-Podbeskidzie Sp. z o.o. erected six bridge sections with a total weight of 116 t over the river. The sections were delivered by low-loader from Skoczów, Silesia, pre-assembled on site, and then lifted and positioned by the Liebherr crawler crane, which is painted in the customer’s colours of blue and white. The bridge lift in the Tatra Mountains comprises 60 t of side sections with a length of 15.5 m each and 56 t of middle sections at a length of 14 m each.

A Liebherr mobile crane LTM 1160-5.1 was used as tandem partner for the LR 1300 during the lifting work. Together they formed the 75 m bridge with utmost precision. Also on board: a duty cycle crawler crane type HS 855 HD equipped with a vibratory hammer to install sheet piles. Recently our customer IMB successfully completed the work. After a construction period of seven months for the entire completion the new bridge over the River Biała in Jankowa-Lipniczka could be opened to traffic.

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