Painstaking recovery from crane drama

A photo showing the true scale of the bridge section which fell with both cranes crushing six buildings in Alphen aan der Rijn. Photo: AadR Council

It must have been the kind of moment every contractor dreads: the smaller of two cranes started to tip sideways during a tandem lift, the pontoon underneath began to list dangerously and within moments the 187 tonne load and both cranes lay in the rubble of six buildings.

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