05/24/2018 Two Cranes with One Mission: Lifting Operation in the Tatra Mountains

  • Six bridge sections with a total weight of 116 t
  • Installation of sheet piles using a HS 855 HD

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.

The two Liebherr cranes show highest precision during operation in Poland.

The two Liebherr cranes show highest precision during operation in Poland.

In 2010 it was destroyed by a flood. Now it is being rebuilt with the aid of a Liebherr crawler crane type LR 1300: the bridge over the River Biała in Jankowa-Lipniczka, Poland.

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 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.

The LR 1300 and the LTM 1160-5.1 position the bridge sections in tandem operation.

The LR 1300 and the LTM 1160-5.1 position the bridge sections in tandem operation.

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.