Damas Tower Footbridge, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Lifting of a footbridge, weighing 5t and lifting distance 165m
 

Scope of works performed

Lifting of a footbridge, weighing 5t and lifting distance 165m

Equipment

4 lifting units type SLU-10/200

Owner

Sheik Bin Zayed

Main Contractor

Techno Steel

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting Switzerland

Project Description

High rise buildings designed as twin towers often need a connecting footbridge at a high level. In this case the Damas Towers are connected by two small footbridges positioned on level +22m and +165m. The most efficient solution to install footbrigdes on higher level, is lifting the complete footbridge to its final position.

The lifting was performed by 4 lifting units SLU-10/200 with an average speed of 13m/h during the lift. The whole lift up to +16m took 13 hours altogether because of strong winds during the beginning. To prevent swinging during the lift, 4 guiding cables had been spanned crossed to ground and progressively released during the operation.


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