In these days of digital photography, it is not unusual for demolition work to be captured photographically. But the Minnesota Department of Transport is taking this a stage further, posting progress photos on a specially-created website to keep local residents informed of progress on the dismantling of the Lake George & Mississippi River bridges.
For those of us that are actually involved in the industry on a day to day basis, the fact that demolition contractors are pushing the recycling agenda will come as little surprise. But a new article from US magazine Equipment Today suggests that the pioneering action of the National Demolition Association members is helping shape US policy.
Murray Demolition, one of Canada’s largest demolition contractors, is using some truly huge Alllied LaBounty shears to tackle the controlled dismantling of the Lakeview Thermal Generating power station in Ontario.
Trade magazine Equipment Today provides full details and some dramatic photos.
The demolition of the Missouri River Bridge at Glasgow will begin Monday, Sept. 8, and continue through Wednesday, Sept. 10, according to the The Missouri Department of Transportation.
Details of the project can be found here.
A GIANT spider appeared in Liverpool’s Lime Street today. Stunned onlookers stared in amazement as the 37-tonne, 50ft creature dangled high above the street from Concourse Tower.
The creature is part of a Capital of Culture event that will see “scientists” arrive in the city to investigate the creature.
Phil Redmond, vice-chairman of the Culture company, said: “It looks fantastic” adding jokingly, “it is a new Capital of Culture demolition idea, a mechanical spider that eats buildings.”
Not content with manufacturing rugged demolition and construction equipment, JCB has put its weight (and brand name) behind a rugged new mobile telephone. And where else to test it but at the company’s Rocester test track…