Certain large pieces of machinery or equipment require major transport operations to move them across cities, countries, or even seas. It’s no easy task transporting such large loads, and each person and piece of machinery involved in completing these epic transport operations all play a major role in completing the task successfully. Some massive objects which have required epic transport operations are:
- A nuclear reactor,
- A space shuttle.
It’s not easy moving big equipment, but when you have the right team and tools to do it, the transport can be pulled off flawlessly.
Here are 7 of the most epic transport operations in history.
1. The Muon g-2 magnet: During the summer of 2013, several scientists participated in the transport of the Muon g-2 magnet. The magnet was being used in the Muon g-2 experiment, which would analyze and explore the muon, a subatomic particle that has a total life span of 2.2 microseconds.
The massive magnet was 50 feet wide and took 35 days to transport. It was transported a total of 3,200 miles, both by land and by sea.
The magnet was transported with a specifically designed truck which had a 45 ton metal apparatus.
The whole operation costed a total of $25 million. It was a very complicated mission, but was completed successfully.
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