DISMANTLING A BRIDGE,
PIECE BY PIECE
Using a large excavator and a KEMROC cutter wheel
Based in southern Germany, demolition experts Max Wild are involved in a spectacular demolition project. The old Saar Bridge at the Saarlouis autobahn junction has been replaced by a new, modern bridge with a higher capacity. The plan for demolishing the older bridge consisted of breaking it down into sections that could be placed on pontoons and floated to a crushing facility on the riverbank. In order to disconnect the lateral cantilever arms and the concrete slab between the two hollow boxes, the company used one of their 40-ton excavators with a KEMROC cutter wheel attachment.