THIS morning, Friday 19 June saw the final day of a huge 40-metre (131′ 3″) long oxygen tank travelling through Staffordshire from the County border with Cheshire to the border with Warwickshire.
The ginormous metal tank, which measures 6.5 metres (21′ 4″) in diameter started it Staffordshire journey on Monday 15 June and it has made its way from the Cheshire border through areas including Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stone, Stafford, Rugeley, Cannock, Brownhills, Shenstone and finally today, Fazeley.
This is the first of four similar pick-ups over the next six weeks where the police will help with the transport, working with tree cutters and BT telephone engineers to ensure the load fits under trees and cables throughout the journey.
This is the reason the route has been chosen, as the height of the vehicle and tank combined means that it would not pass under many bridges on motorways and dual carriageways which often sit at just 5.03 metres (16′ 6″).
Below you can see a time-lapse video we produced of the load negotiating the roundabout, below that you can also see a selection of images.
Aerial shots with thanks to Image pesky seagull.
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