Sunday, November 01, 2015

1.75 million pound load sets the record for heaviest ever moved on New Mexico highway

a transformer made in China and transported to Houston, Texas, via the Panama Canal. From Houston, the transformer, which is more than 411 feet long and weighs more than 1.7 million pounds, was transported to Thoreau using the railroad.

The 22-foot-wide load will be unloaded at Thoreau on Monday and is the first of two shipments that will pass through the area. The second transformer weighs slightly less than the first transformer and will come through the area approximately two weeks after the first

The transformers are part of a project at the Pinto substation in Monticello, Utah.

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