Bridge Girder Erection Mega Machine: A Revolutionary Bridge-Building Solution
Science and technology now allow us to do things that we didn’t even imagine before. A good example is the SLJ900/32, also known as the Bridge Girder Erection Mega Machine, is a Chinese bridge-building machine that can finish a bridge rapidly, being a breakthrough in civil engineering. This piece of heavy machinery carries the concrete girders to the each pillar of the bridge, where the workers prepare the installation. Then, the machine goes to the next pillar and so on. Architecture is taken to a new level, because heavy machinery like this can be used where cranes cannot be used.
With the Bridge Girder Erection Mega Machine, tons of concrete can be installed in no time. With many pairs of wheels, the machine can easily go from one pillar to another. The future of bridge engineering belongs to this type of machines. Made by the Beijing Wowjoint Machinery company, the SLJ900/32 weights 580 tons. It is 300 feet long and 24 feet wide and it has a similar appearance to a train. Instead of being a stationary machine like a crane is, this platform moves on the bridge part that is already constructed and completes the bridges as it advances. One of the best things about the machine is that it can start bridges directly from tunnels exits, because it fits well in tunnels.