An enormous superload is being hauled more than 565 miles from Idaho to Colorado on a trip that officials say will take up to seven days.
The load, which was built by Eaton Metal Products in Pocatello, Idaho, made it about halfway to its destination on Monday, October 29th when it arrived in Laramie, Wyoming, and will soon set off again for its destination of Ft. Lupton, Colorado.
On October 29th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the second of three super loads arrived in Laramie, Wyoming. Various agencies are…
The enormous equipment is part of a slug catcher for natural gas lines and weighs 644,000 pounds, measures 331 feet long, 20 feet wide, 19 feet 3 inches high, and is carried by one pull truck, two push trucks, and a trailer with 22 axles and 176 tires.
At present, the company responsible for transporting the load, Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co., is waiting on the assistance of GSS Crane to aid in the construction of a temporary crossing on 3rd Street in Laramie, but if all goes according to plan, the load’s trip should take a total of seven days.
“It’s longer than a football field and weighs more than 13 fully loaded tractor-trailers,” said superintendent of the move TJ Childress, who added that the convoy can’t travel more than 40 mph.