The Bruce highway was closed for several hours last night for the installation of the main span of a new pedestrian bridge at Anderson Road, Cairns South. This work is part of the Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade that includes 2 new overpasses to improve traffic flow to the south of the city.
Since this was just around the corner from home, we decided to join the crowd watching and grab some video and pictures.
The workers initially had some trouble with the rear drive wheels slipping due to the light rain. They solved the problem by having one of the cranes add extra traction by towing it.
I’ve condensed the 4 hour process into a short 3 minute video.