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The last flight of the Concorde

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 aircraft. 
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 Crane

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