Grove GMK4100L installs footbridge in the Philippines

Steel Centre Philippines, a specialist in the design, fabrication and erection of steel structures, has used a Grove GMK4100L all-terrain crane to install a 28-m footbridge in the Philippines. Working for Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, a government agency, the company positioned the 20-t bridge in just 30 minutes. The new footbridge sits in Ortigas Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Pasig City, located in eastern Manila, where it serves as a walkway for pedestrians to cross the busy streets.

“The GMK4100L is a very flexible crane that’s easy to mobilise and demobilise; it handled the bridge project with ease,” said Irvin Ong, vice president of operations at Steel Centre Philippines.

Steel Centre Philippines has two GMK4100L all-terrain cranes, one GMK3055 all-terrain crane, plus an RT760 rough-terrain crane. The GMK4100L cranes are currently working on other projects for the company. One is constructing a new subway station, while the other is working on the Athletic Stadium in New Clark City. The new stadium is expected to feature in the upcoming South East Asian Games, which will take place in the Philippines in November 2019.

The 100-t-capacity GMK4100L has a 60-m main boom that can extend to a maximum height of 89 m when working with its jib. It has been replaced in the Grove line by the new generation GMK4100L-1. This unit has the same 100-t- capacity and 60-m main boom, but is more compact than its predecessor with greater flexibility in configuration.