Grand Duke of Luxembourg visits Sarens site

Grand Duke of Luxembourg visits Sarens site

Grand Duke of Luxembourg visits Sarens site LR11000 crawler craneSARENS

His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, paid a Sarens work site an unofficial visit. The Schieren bridge site is located in the centre of the Grand Duchy, a stone’s throw from one of the royal residences.

According to a statement by Sarens, the Duke “visited the site unofficially, purely out of interest as he has a site view from the royal residence,” in the company of His Excellency the Minister of Public Works, François Bausch, and the General Director of “Ponts et Chaussées” (bridges and roads).

The Schieren bridge project is a construction project in which Sarens has been tasked with installing a new bridge over the railway tracks between Colmar-Berg and Schieren, to replace the existing piece of infrastructure which dates back to the 1960s. The new bridge was prefabricated by a Welsh company, and transported to the work site in pieces, before being reassembled.

The new bridge currently being installed is 72 meters long and weighs 700 tonnes. To move the new bridge into place, Sarens is using SPMTs (4 x 8 axle lines) and a 1000-tonne LR11000 crawler crane. The new bridge is scheduled to open in Autumn 2023.

Author: Emma Dailey

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