jwinney wrote:gah1950 wrote:hello chainmaker.
i can remember well the incident of the lorraine crane,it was doing a tandem lift of one of the girders on the walnut tree viaduct at taffs well nr cardiff.not sure of the crane that was basically sat on the a470 but during the lift the lorraine was pulled off the old railway track above and landed on the taff valley floor i cant remember any one getting seriously hurt in the incident. the main contractor was christiani shand and it was around 1969/1970.
I have a small piece of Cine film footage showing the aftermath of this incident as well as some of these huge cranes. I'm planning on uploading to YouTube. Let me know if your interested.
bring it on winny