The following Galerie show you some pictures
from the load of the Concorde for the Intrepid
Air and Space Museum at
the west side of Manhattan. The pics are from Kenneth Bernardo from
who put they kindly to my disposal.
He gave me the following original information-text:
Not exactly Supersonic, but
today was Concorde's last flight...
When British Airways decided to retire its fleet of Concorde planes, they
contacted Bay Crane and asked about the feasibility of transporting one of these
Aircraft to the Intrepid Air and Space Museum on the west side of Manhattan.
A feasibility study was undertaken for both routing, as well as all logistical
and layout issues and Bay Crane formulated a plan to load this Aircraft onto a
barge, transport it to the Hudson River where it will be displayed on a Barge at
the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.
The plan called for the closing of a runway at JFK International Airport and the
mobilization of a Liebherr LTM 1500 as well as a Liebherr LTM 1225 to make this
crucial lift. A complete critical lift study was completed by Bay Crane
and submitted to both the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, British
Airways, and the Intrepid Air and Space Foundation, and after further review,
was accepted and plans for the loading and move were commenced.
In total over 25 tractor trailer loads of equipment, rigging, steel plates, and
timber crane mats were mobilized to site. The Liebherr LTM 1500 was
specially equipped with the Short 164' Main Boom (fully retracted) and 92'
luffing jib. The was necessary due to extremely critical capacities needed
in order to land this load on the barge. The Liebher LTM 1225 was equipped
with 197' Main Boom and 143,000 lbs. counterweight to hold the nose section of
The entire lift including crane assembly and disassembly took place in a small
12 hour timeframe. The marine transport of this Aircraft is currently
being undertaken as we speak by MVN Associates who is providing the marine
towing and transport to the Intrepid Museum.
The copyright for this pics is by Kenneth Bernardo/Bay