A large All Terrain crane has caused significant damage to an old bridge on the A-85 road through the village of Auchraw in Scotland, just before the junction with the A-84 north west of Stirling, yesterday.
The crane, which looks like a 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 from the James Jack fleet - part of Ainscough Crane Hire - was apparently driving on the road which is approved for cranes this size, but there was work being carried out on the bridge at the time with pedestrian barriers restricting the available bridge width.
The driver tried to squeeze through but clearly a little pressure from the crane’s wheels travelling right on the edge was enough to collapse the bridge side wall. Thankfully the crane did not end up in the Ogle Burn.
Getting the crane off of the bridge without causing more damage could be a challenge.