The heaviest loads ever hauled on provincial highways began a 90-mile trip in Manitoba on Sunday night, Nov. 4.
Photo credit: Manitoba Hydro
Three 193-ton electrical transformers valued at more than $5 million each are being moved – in three trips – from the plant where they were made to a power substation outside Winnipeg.
The self-propelled modular trailer that’s moving them is 111 feet long and has 20 axles and 320 tires. It moves only at night and goes about 3 mph. The trailer is similar to the unit used to move the space shuttle Endeavour through the streets of Los Angeles.