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    Default Moving an 1,100ft long, 6,800,000lb bridge, intact

    They used 10 hydraulic cylinders, two per pier.

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    Sellwood Bridge move comes off without a hitch, amazing hundreds of onlookers | OregonLive.com

    "Traveling about six feet per hour, the bridge's 1,100-foot-long steel truss slid so slowly along specially built tracks that actual movement was nearly impossible to discern."

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    I recall driving across that bridge when I was out there many years ago. It is not a small bridge. That was quite a task to move it like that.

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    Default Re: Moving an 1,100ft long, 6,800,000lb bridge, intact

    That was an amazing feat. Thanks for posting.
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