First publishedin World Highways
A Grove in a groove above Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City
Steel Centre Philippines, a specialist steel design, fabrication and erector, has used a Grove GMK4100L all-terrain crane to install a 28m footbridge in the Philippines.
Working for the local Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, a government agency, the company positioned the 20tonne bridge in only 30 minutes. The new footbridge sits in Ortigas Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Pasig City, located in Eastern Manila, where it serves as a walkway for pedestrians, said Irvin Ong, vice president of operations for Steel Centre Philippines. “The GMK4100L handled the bridge project with ease.”
Steel Centre has two GMK4100L all-terrain cranes, one GMK3055 all-terrain crane, plus an RT760 rough-terrain crane. The GMK4100L cranes are working on other projects for the company. One is constructing a new subway station while the other is working on the Athletic Stadium in New Clark City. The new stadium is expected to feature in the upcoming 30th South East Asian Games this November.
The 100tonne capacity GMK4100L has a 60m main boom that can extend to a maximum height of 89m when working with its jib. It has been replaced in the Grove line by the new generation GMK4100L-1. This unit has the same 10tonne capacity and 60m main boom, but is more compact than its predecessor and has greater flexibility in configuration.