285 Ton Oversize Load Putting A Flat Spot In The Roosevelt Lake Bridge
It was just after 7am. on August 16th, 2011, when this 285 ton anode made it's way over the Roosevelt Lake Bridge on Arizona Highway 188. This anode was on the final leg of it's long slow journey from Salt Lake City to the Freeport-McMoRan copper and gold mine in Miami, Arizona. It was reported that the anode weighed 285 tons and it's tranport rig stretched 225 feet. Proof that this was a heavy load can be seen as the load progresses across the bridge. Watch the concrete walls and the fencing on them and you will see their upward arch flatten out as the load crosses! TO SEE A COUPLE OF MUCH SLICKER VIDEOS OF THE ENTIRE MOVE OF THIS ANODE, WATCH---Precision Heavy Haul "Riding With The Giants Parts 1 and 2". To see the full effect of the deflection of the bridge check out this link from Xiaoke Ding (carveid4): https://youtu.be/DvMmG74w-98 . Thanks to Xiaoke for showing what I couldn't.
300 Ton Marble Cut
This is out-take footage from Gina Minervini's incredible docustory THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SCULPTOR. A 300 ton piece of marble is carefully pushed and dropped off a mountain inside the marble quarries of Pietrasanta, Italy, . Ms Minervini was amazed when she stood across the quarry with her Sony video camera ready and witnessed this massive piece gently fall to the ground like a pillow. Without a crack or a break! NOTE: Italian voice in background is of artist Lynne Streeter, Director of the Marble & Art Workshops
Sikorsky-Erickson Air Crane - 'Incredible Hulk' - Start up & Take Off
Actual Takeoff is at around 5:30, so fast forward to that point if you're impatient. Filmed after the Airshow when all the aircrafts and helicopters were leaving all at once. It pays to stick around after the airshow. In my case, literally. Video of MRH-90 (green army helicopter) take off here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpl3r5kLQkU Sikorsky-Erickson Air Crane - 'Incredible Hulk' From Wings Over Illawarra Air Show 2011 Only on Sikorsky-Erickson Air Crane would you find a staircase to tail rotor section. Blu-ray of the Airshow, which includes Avalon 2011 & WOI 2011 on 1disk, is available for $15 Contact me on : firstname.lastname@example.org Manufacturer: Sikorsky Model: S-64E Year built: 1968 Aircraft Type: Rotorcraft Number of Seats: 3 Number of Engines: 2 Engine Type: turbo-shaft Aircraft Registration Number: N164AC
Beijing worker risks his life to demolish part of a building
Demolition crew in Beijing improvise to get their job done. I took this from my living room window. This demolition project is 200m away from the tallest building in Beijing in the heart of the CBD. As you will see the developer who has bought the land, Soho China, is knocking down the existing building while trying to save as much money as possible and with little regard to the safety of the workers. They need to get the job down as quick as they can with very few men and machines. The only way is to risk their lives ad as shown in this video.