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Support from LUKAS high-tonnage cylinders

Canal bridge supports are subject to extreme loads and must be able to withstand them permanently.

In the event of alterations, tests or maintenance, absolutely reliable high-tonnage cylinders must support the multi-ton load in their place. LUKAS lock nut cylinders took over this task during construction of the canal bridge at the waterway intersection in Magdeburg (Germany).

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Three years of hard work

The Elbe is one of Europe's most important waterways for inland transport. To connect the Midland Canal with the waterway network east of the Elbe, a canal bridge with a length of 918m was built. It is currently the longest canal bridge in the world. Construction to resume operation of the Magdeburg waterway intersection took a total of three years.
To install the bridge's expansion bearings, 12 LUKAS high-tonnage cylinders with a lifting force of 1100 tons each were used.

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Still bearing up today

The LUKAS cylinders did excellent work for this mammoth project, making an important contribution to the longest single-lane canal bridge.
Today the LUKAS high-tonnage cylinders with lifting force of 1100 tons and mechanical lock nuts are still in use for testing and maintenance of the canal bridge.

21.11.2011
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