The bridge, consisting of two parts weighing 700 ton each, was removed by two Wagenborg Nedlift SPMT’s, each equipped with 20 axle lines.
A week prior to this switch, a perfect roadway was constructed
consisting of about 500 Azobe plates. Saturday night, the road was
closed off in order to divide the two bridge parts. The first part
was moved at 22:00 hrs. Before the second part could be moved, the
contractor had to slide the bridge part sideways first. This task
was completed Sunday-night after which this second part could be
moved by the SPMT and taken to the place where the old bridge parts
will be demolished. The new bridge parts were slid into place by
the contractor after which the new bridge was provided with new
asphalt on Monday morning, ready to be put into use.