Germany’s MaxiKraft Group has hoisted a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Berlin-Spandau ship canal using a Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane.

The 800-tonne capacity crane was equipped with a 66 m-long main boom, derrick system and suspended ballast with a V-frame.

The steel bridge was constructed in Deggendorf (Germany) and was transported via barge to Berlin. The LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane hoisted the bridge off the barge on October 22.

Liebherr said the crane had to be positioned 10 m away from the originally planned site, to avoid damage or displacement to the pile foundations securing the canal bank. This meant the crane had to operate with a 48 m radius, instead of 38 m, to install the 195-tonne bridge.

Due to the small operating space, the various components had to be delivered in the order they were required, according to MaxiKraft.

The 78 m-long bridge connects the neighbourhoods of Moabit and Mitte in Berlin.