Ship flies over Linz

Ship flies over Linz

The ‘ship’ is 21m long, 18m wide and  ‘flies’ at around 81m

Date: 2 August 2018

A 2t steel ‘ship’ is currently suspended above the city of Linz in Austria, to symbolise the water-themed Höhenrausch cultural project, which runs from May to October this year. 

It is suspended in part by a wooden tower that was originally erected in 2009 for this exhibition. The hull of the ship was lifted by mobile crane in one piece; the three masts were raised individually and then attached to the structure. Connection points (orange in colour in the photos) on the ship form the main rigging areas for the complex suspension project.

The ‘ship’ is 21m long, 18m wide and  ‘flies’ at around 81m, suspended in part by a wooden tower that was originally erected in 2009 for this exhibition. The hull of the ship was lifted by mobile crane in one piece; the three masts were raised individually and then attached to the structure. Connection points (orange in colour in the photos) on the ship form the main rigging areas for the complex suspension project.

David Mullard of Straightpoint the suplier of the shackles said, “The load isn’t necessarily dynamic but with wind shear the loads would certainly change. Unlike many scenarios, here the load shackles are monitoring the in-situ rigging tensions during the exhibition rather than for the lifting operation itself.” The load shackles were rigged strategically to communicate data via their software package. Ship flies over LinzShip flies over Linz

Photographs courtesy of Mark Bridger, Bridger Howes


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