Cheshire news This is why there was a giant crane in Chester city centre MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Among passersby watching the operation was a former Chester MP
Breaking News ! Members of the public were treated to a visual spectacle in Chester city centre as heavy electrical equipment was lifted in and out of a substation using a giant crane. A temporary road closure was in place in Northgate Street on Thursday so the mobile crane could park on the bridge over the canal next to the Northgate. The operation was to replace seven aging circuit breakers within a substation that sits high above the canal in a one-in-one-out exercise. It proved tricky because the crane driver was operating in a confined space next to the ancient walls with plenty of obstacles to avoid including trees. Picture taken from atop the Northgate on the City Walls. Among passersby watching the scene was former Chester Labour MP Christine Russell and Cheshire West and Chester Council chairman Cllr Bob Rudd (Lab, Chester City and The Garden Quarter) along with his wife Sandra, herself a former councillor.
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“The work involves the use of an enormous crane to lift equipment in and out of the site, which required a temporary road closure, and we are on track to fully complete the works early next week.
The substation on the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester city centre.
“Projects like this are key to keeping power flowing round the clock and we appreciate the patience and understanding of local people and businesses while we complete these essential works.” Engineers have been busy in Chester city centre recently. About a week ago the eastbound carriageway of Pepper Street, in front of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, was closed between The Falcon Pub and All Bar One Pub due to an underground cable fault.
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