Six Potain cranes are working at the -Ç35 million bridge project that connects two tunnels on opposing sides of the expansive Arazim Valley near Jerusalem in Israel. These cranes are able to climb to final working heights of up to 115 m.
Working approximately 12 hours a day, six days a week, the top-slewing Potain tower cranes are performing general lifting duties and pouring concrete to build the girder bridge. The cranes at the project include a 16 t capacity MD 365 B, two 8 t capacity MDT 178s and three 12 t capacity MD 285s. They offer maximum jib lengths from 60 m to 75 m and can lift between 1.5 t and 3.2 t at jib end.
The Potain tower cranes will remain at the project until the end of 2015. All six cranes are climbing units, anchored to the pylons they are building. Due to the varying gradient of the terrain, the cranes stand at different heights and their final working heights will extend up to 115 m.