September, 2016, Wagenborg placed the new bridge over the Dortmund-Ems Canal in Münster, Germany. Earlier, 2015, Wagenborg transported and placed the temporary bicycle bridge.
The new steel construction bridge is weighing 420 tonnes. At the quayside a team of Wagenborg specialists lifted the new bridge from supports up to 430 centimeters height by a jacking operation. Hereafter, the bridge was carefully loaded onto pontoon by 2 x 16 axle-lines SPMT’s (Self Propelled Modular Transporters). This operation took one day.
After the RoRo operation, the brand new bridge was shipped to its final destination. Upon arrival it was expertly placed and installed onto the abutments, after being turned 3 times 90 degrees.
The bridge will be open for traffic by March, 2017.