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31st December 2016

Ainscough Crane Hire’s Picture Of The Year 2016

crane lifting mobile crane

We have published many pictures of our cranes working from a number of sites this year. However, none more striking than this image of a Liebherr LTM 1055-3.2, 55 tonne all-terrain crane being lifted on to the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge which spans the Firth of Forth in Eastern Scotland.

The new 1.7 mile long bridge is due to open in 2017 and forms the centrepiece of a major £1.3 billion upgrade to the important cross-Forth transport corridor in the east of Scotland. It is being built by FCBC (Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors).

In the background of the photograph you can clearly see the existing Forth Road Bridge and the unmistakable outline of the world famous Forth Bridge through the mist of a Scottish winter morning, which has been operational since 1890.

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