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"Around 60 electrical masts and cables were removed, along with several traffic signs along the route."

A 7 metre wide transport load

Right through Belgium

Toward the end of September, the municipality of Chièvres was waiting for its new bridge over the Ath-Blaton Canal. Aertssen Transport brought the 7-metre wide bridge element flawlessly to its destination. All in all, it was a remarkable journey: straight through the heart of Belgium.

Transport & Logistics
Chièvres
2014

Toward the end of September, the municipality of Chièvres was waiting for its new bridge over the Ath-Blaton Canal. Aertssen Transport brought the 7-metre wide bridge element flawlessly to its destination. All in all, it was a remarkable journey: straight through the heart of Belgium.

The new bridge that went up in Chièvres is intended to join the Henegouwian city with Tongre-notre- Dame. To do this, it runs across the Ath – Blaton Canal. At the end of September, this 7-metre wide bridge element was needed to complete this connecting road. Aertssen Transport got the job done, together with help from Aertssen Kranen.

A transport load on its side
A 7 metre-wide bridge element? This doesn’t pass through just anywhere. Not easily. So Aertssen Transport took care of a detailed route calculation beforehand for the transport of the component. Based on this, around 60 electrical masts and cables were removed, along with several traffic signs along the route. But during the final kilometres - along narrow roads through an agricultural area - the roadway simply wasn’t wide enough. The solution? The bridge element was turned on its side and transported further. That’s how we succeeded in getting the bridge element to its final destination within 24 hours of loading it on the truck.