Big Ben-sized piece of equipment on the move in Alberta
|CTVnews 07 Jan 2019 at 06:33|
According to the Alberta government , the historic super load weighs 820 tonnes and measures 96 metres long making it about as large as Big Ben and as heavy as eight blue whales.
The splitter is so large that it takes up the width of an entire two-lane road, including the shoulder. People driving in its path are being warned to expect delays as it will be travelling below the speed limit and occasionally against the flow of traffic.
The splitter left Edmonton Sunday night, and stopped at a rest area outside the city early Monday morning. It is scheduled to be moved to Lamont, Alta., on Tuesday before making the final leg of its journey on Wednesday.