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Sarens upholds seven pillars

Sarens has recently transported seven foundation pillars for the Bollinger Canopy of Peace to the World War II Museum in New Orleans, USA.

Each pillar was a different size, with the largest measuring 88 ft (26 m) in length, 20 ft (6.1 m) in width, and weighing 46 tons (41.7 tonnes).

The components were transported on trailers from Mexico to the Port of New Orleans by a third party, before Sarens was tasked with moving the pillars to the museum. Sarens utilised two Peterbilt trucks, one Kenworth truck, two Faymonville semi-trailers, and one Nooteboom trailer to transport the pillars.

To load the components onto trailers, Sarens had to calculate the loading stability of each piece.

En route, the equipment was required to pass under low tram lines and manoeuvre around tight corners. Permission also had to be gained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation to use downtown roads, including oncoming traffic lanes.

The trucks travelled at a speed of 5-7 mph (8-11 km/h), led by a escort car fitted with a high pole. The pole was used to determine any cables or trees en route that would require the height of the load to be adjusted hydraulically, ensuring safe passage and preventing damage to property or infrastructure.

Mark Curtis, project manager at Sarens said: "The legs of the Canopy of Peace were offloaded adjacent to the museum, on the public highway."

 

www.sarens.com

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