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Universal Transport supplies steel beams for bridge in Lubeck

No task is too big or too complex for Universal Transport, this shows our transport of steel beams for a railway bridge in Lübeck, the expectaitons for the traffic diversion measures on the route from Slupca in Poland via the port of Lübeck to the construction site on the Trave are high.

Traffic signs have to be dismantled along the route, roundabouts secured with wedges for crossing and green areas have to be laid out with slabs. For example, when preparing for a particularly difficult maneuver on a section in Poland near Wezel/Iwno: The specialists from Universal Transport drive over especially secured lawn onto the S5 motorway, which they then have to reverse through. For this, traffic is even stopped on a connecting road.

Preparation and planning of this transport was a giant task and took about a year. Even with all this planning and preparation, the route had to be changed at short notice at the beginning of the transport. An extension of roadworks at the Frankfurt/Oder border crossing saw us taking a detour via Görlitz, this was the reason why the first transports in March now took three nights instead of the planned two. For the first construction phase, eight transports were on their way to Lübeck in March and April, another eight are expected to follow for the second construction phase in September and October.

The steel beams are loaded and secured on so-called semi-trailers. The truck and load have a total weight between 77 and 95 tons.

On arrival in Lübeck, the steel beams are then installed during rail traffic closures over night. They are placed on the bridge structure by crane and edged with concrete. In the end, the effort is worth it so that the replacement of the bridge at the train station in Lübeck can be completed on time. The construction of the new four-lane road over the local railway line will take place in two construction phases.

The opening for traffic is planned for autumn 2024. The total cost of around 36.4 million euros is financed by Deutsche Bahn and the Hanseatic City of Lübeck.