R&D Cranes recently completed their final lift for the Port Land’s Project, which consists of five new bridges that will soon connect downtown Toronto to the future Villiers Island. The new island will be created by extending the Don River through the Port Lands. Each bridge was crafted by Cherubini in Dartmouth NS, then lifted by R&D Cranes onto a barge and sent down the St Lawrence River to Toronto.
R&D Cranes used four machines to complete the final lift, including: a Manitowoc 16000: 440 Ton Lattice Boom Crawler Crane, a Grove GMK6400: 450 Ton All Terrain Crane, a Grove GMK5240: 240 Ton All Terrain Crane, and a Grove GMK5250L: 300 Ton All Terrain Crane.
The four cranes worked together to lift the bridge onto a turntable, which will help with getting this bridge onto the barge to make its final voyage to Toronto.