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They are weightlifters, bridge builders, enablers, saviours and sometimes creators of art. They replace the old with the new and without them the energy revolution would not be possible. Liebherr cranes shoulder the everyday and the extraordinary.

Bridge renewal against a spectacular backdrop

Montmorency Falls is located around 15 kilometres north-east of Quebec on Canada’s east coast. Tens of thousands of litres of water plunge 83 metres per second from the Montmorency River into the St. Lawrence River and then flow somewhat more calmly into the Atlantic. Directly after the waterfall, they flow under a bridge – which was the scene of another magnificent spectacle in April 2013. An LTM 11200-9.1 was used to renew the bridge over the mouth of the Montmorency into the St Lawrence River. The old bridge was clearly getting on in years – an infrastructure measure made for the largest all-terrain crane in the Liebherr range. The Canadian crane rental company Guay, headquartered in Quebec, was commissioned to disassemble the old reinforced concrete girders and lift the new bridge girders into place. The individual components weighed up to 88 tonnes – and some were around 55 metres long.

Curious resting place

Aircraft carrier and aeroplane – go together! A decommissioned aircraft carrier that serves as a museum in New York together with one of the last models of the famous Concorde? This is something of a rarity. And when the Concorde is lifted to its final resting place by two Liebherr mobile cranes – it’s definitely worth a look!

Historic crane operation

The Concorde is probably one of the most famous aeroplanes in aviation history. Only 20 models of the French passenger aircraft were built, including the prototypes. Used primarily by the airlines Air France and British Airways for almost 30 years, the supersonic aircraft was able to complete the route from Paris to New York in 3–3.5 hours – around half the usual flight time today. The top speed: 2,405 km / h or Mach 2.23. The flight altitude was up to 18,000 metres. But the records came to an abrupt end when a Concorde crashed shortly after take-off at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris in July 2000. The licence was then withdrawn – although it was granted again around a year later, the Concorde never really got to fly again. The last Concorde flight took place in November 2003.

One of the two models that are still in the USA today was placed next to the decommissioned US Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, right in the heart of the metropolis of New York – and can still be viewed there today. The USS Intrepid is home to a whole collection of decommissioned military aircraft and helicopters, as well as the space shuttle and many other exciting technological milestones on the flight deck and in its belly. Two Liebherr cranes were used to lift the record-breaking aeroplane into its resting position against the spectacular backdrop of Manhattan. An LTM 1500-8.1 and an LTM 1250-1, in the service of Bay Crane based in New York, jointly lifted the Concorde from the cargo ship to its final position on the quay wall.

Football and gate go hand in hand

The footballing globe began its tour of all twelve venues of the 2006 FIFA World Cup on 12 September 2003 in Berlin in front of the Brandenburg Gate and ended back there on 9 July 2006 after the final. Italy beat France 5:3 on penalties. The “summer fairytale” saw the German national team finish in third place.

In May 2006, an LTM 1200-5.1 from Poppe & Wittrock installed the round work of art on Paris Square: first the steel structure and then the individual covers of the football. The 200-tonne mobile crane had to put up to five tonnes in position with centimetre precision. Under the cover of darkness, the outlines of the continents of our globe were lit up on the outer shell of the giant globe. Football-themed events were held inside.

Globe for the 2006 Football World Cup

As part of the cultural programme for the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany, the work of art was on display at all twelve venues from September 2003 until the start of the World Cup in June 2006. The football globe was invented by artist André Heller, assembled using a Liebherr mobile crane, of course.

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