Lion Perform 'Impossible' Crane Access on the Eisenbahn

From our German depot, a temporary solution was designed in Mannheim to protect a vital railway line and provide crane access and stability without disrupting the rail network.

  • Rail crane access

Customer Name

Deutsche Bahn

Project Location


Products Used

Lion Panel

The 500 ton crane was intermittently positioned on top of the railway line during the three month project. The crane was positioned to lift concrete sections of a chimney stack from an adjacent barge at the Mannheim power station. This technical and time-critical project required special attention because the line had to remain operational. This installation was designed to be part removable, allowing trains to pass safely and to protect the lines from the weight of the crane. LION were called upon after competitors had declined the project as an impossible task.

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