In order to widen the A3 autobahn between the German cities of Aschaffenburg and Würzburg, a number of pedestrian and road bridges have to be demolished because they are not wide enough. Last month, in Weibersbrunn, Bavaria, two bridges were demolished in an overnight operation.
The Liebherr bridge demolition fleet comprised a total of 13 crawler excavators (R 926, R 934, R 944 and R 946), one L 566 wheel loader, one PR 724 crawler tractor and a TA 230 articulated truck. The primary contractor, Christof Brand GmbH, supplemented its own fleet by hiring machines from Liebherr Rental Services (Liebherr-Mietpartner GmbH) for this operation. Mechanics at the Frankfurt branch of Liebherr Earthmoving Machines Sales and Service (Liebherr-Baumaschinen Vertriebs- und Service GmbH) were on site throughout the operation in case any urgent repairs became necessary on the machines.