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Royal Hobart Hospital tower crane dismantled

One of the tallest cranes on Hobart’s skyline will be dismantled after conducting around 15,000 lifts.

The tower crane finished up on the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment site and will be dismantled to make way for the installation of a walkway to connect K and A blocks.

Two Jaso J438PA luffing cranes were used to construct the K-Block and can reach a height of around 120 metres, with a capacity to lift up to 32 tonnes. Tower crane one was installed in late July 2017.

RHH Redevelopment Project Director Ben Moloney said the managing contractor has received Hobart City Council approval to close a section of Campbell Street to allow for the safe removal of the crane.

“A mobile crane is required to dismantle the tower crane and will then lift the walkway into place,” Moloney said.

“Drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes over the weekend if they are travelling between the northern and southern suburbs to avoid delays.

“We appreciate the patience and support of commuters and the community while these essential works for the new K-Block are completed,” he said.

The managing contractor has sought the council approvals for the temporary road closure and has communicated with key stakeholders about the works.

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