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Gantry crane erected to deliver elevated road for West Gate Tunnel

A giant launching gantry crane has been erected to help build a new elevated road at Footscray Road as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.

A giant launching gantry crane has been erected to help build a new elevated road at Footscray Road as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.

The launching gantry crane is 116 metres long and up to 40 metres high.

It will sit on top of the concrete pillars for the road and work east to west installing the road deck.

The main truss was dual lifted with John Holland’s LR 1400 crawler crane and Johnson Young Cranes’ Terex Demag CC 2200 crawler crane.

A Liebherr LTM 1060 was used for ancillary man box work alongside an LTM 1250-5.1 for ancillary component work.

Building the road with the gantry will allow Footscray Road to remain open for motorists and cyclists to access the Port of Melbourne.

Once complete, it will connect the West Gate Tunnel to CityLink and an extended Wurundjeri Way.

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