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04 March 2008

A stationary Liebherr 280 EC-H 16 Litronic tower crane and a Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane worked together to erect a pylon on the new Rhine Bridge in Wesel, Germany.

The LG 1750 is owned and operated by Berlin-based Grohmann GmbH, while the tower crane is owned by Liebherr distributor Gerd Wedekind Baumaschinen GmbH, based in Kassel, and operated by the project's contractor Hermann Kirchner Hoch- und Ingenieurbau GmbH, Bad Hersfeld. The 772.5 meter (2,534 feet) long cable-stayed bridge will have four traffic lanes and is due for completion in 2008. This type of bridge was chosen to meet the need for an unsupported span of at least 300 meters (984 feet) for shipping on the River Rhine.

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