Oversized load will cause road closures in area

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An oversized tractor-trailer will roll through Barnwell County in the next several days.

The generator and special carrier are 23 feet tall, 28 feet wide and 300 feet long. Each rig has 18 axles and the carrier has more than 100 tires. When it moves, it crawls at 5 to 20 mph.  Special
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The generator and special carrier are 23 feet tall, 28 feet wide and 300 feet long. Each rig has 18 axles and the carrier has more than 100 tires. When it moves, it crawls at 5 to 20 mph.

The generator and the special heavy duty carrier it's being transported on are 23 feet tall, 28 feet wide and 300 feet long, with each rig having 18 axles and the carrier more than 100 tires.

The shipment is being transported to an undisclosed location in North Carolina. Because of confidentiality agreements by Mammoet, the transportation company moving the device, few details about it were given, said Roger Riley, the Barnwell County Emergency Management director.

When stopped, the generator will have area police guarding it, he said.

Local officials from the counties the shipment will pass through have been alerted.

The power generator and transport rig weigh 1.89 million pounds, according to a South Carolina Department of Transportation news release.

The shipment will cause some road blockages and detours as it moves at speeds between 5 and 20 mph.

The shipment entered Barnwell County on Wednesday afternoon and will sit on Old Allendale Highway until Saturday when it will move again over the weekend, Mr. Riley said.

Once the shipment leaves Barnwell, it will connect with U.S. 78 and head into Aiken County. The device will pass through the counties of Jasper, Allendale, Barnwell, Hampton, Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, Greenwood, Laurens, Spartanburg and Greenville on its 30-day journey to North Carolina, according to the DOT news release.

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andrew412
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andrew412 09/24/09 - 01:18 am
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wow that is something... what

wow that is something... what are we looking at exactly? is it the big orange iron-looking piece?

DeborahElliott2
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DeborahElliott2 09/24/09 - 04:14 am
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what about crossing those

what about crossing those bridges that cant get fixed due to budget cuts? Is that going to be looked at once it passes through? What about traffic weight in the aftermath?

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AhsanMinnik 09/24/09 - 05:05 am
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DE2 - That is why it has so

DE2 - That is why it has so many axles and wheels. With the weight distributed out like that, the load on each axle/wheel is not much different from a standard 18-wheeler. This info brought to your courtesy of Roadkill who is sitting in his 18-wheeler at the moment.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/24/09 - 06:11 am
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The picture looks like it was

The picture looks like it was taken in Estill, SC. I'm going to take a look at this rig later today while it is parked.

gmt
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gmt 09/24/09 - 06:48 am
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Undisclosed location???? The

Undisclosed location????

The generator, made by the Toshiba Co. of Japan, belongs to Duke Energy and is bound for its new coal-fired electricity generating unit west of Boiling Springs, N.C., about 20 miles north of Gaffney.

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Little Lamb 09/24/09 - 06:59 am
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Thank you, gmt. I guess Tim

Thank you, gmt. I guess Tim Hicks of Morris News Service forgot journalism 101 and failed to tell us WHAT the subject of the story was.

bettyboop
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bettyboop 09/24/09 - 07:40 am
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Come on AC...Why can't you

Come on AC...Why can't you just report and correctly print the news ...ALL of the news????

THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME
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THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME 09/24/09 - 07:51 am
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Odd they are waiting until

Odd they are waiting until this weekend to move it. I wonder if they have a overweight permit.........

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 09/24/09 - 11:32 am
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This thing is as long as a

This thing is as long as a football field and is about half as wide, how the heck will it turn corners?

JMMGA
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JMMGA 09/24/09 - 12:33 pm
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GMT, thanks for the afternoon

GMT, thanks for the afternoon chuckle!

MtnMan
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MtnMan 09/24/09 - 03:16 pm
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GMT...I too enjoyed your

GMT...I too enjoyed your "afternoon chuckle".....The Chronicle certainly is not long for furture business...
When I dubbed the Chronicle 'The Dailey Fish Wrap"...the name has now been earned1

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 09/24/09 - 06:11 pm
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I believe the Chronicle is on

I believe the Chronicle is on it's last leg.

disssman
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disssman 09/24/09 - 07:34 pm
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Can you imagine trying to

Can you imagine trying to stop something doing 20 MPH for a vehicle that weighs as much as this thing. BTW if it has 100 wheels, those little wheels are supporting about 19,000 pounds each. That is a lot of weight for such a little foot print. I wonder what depressions in the asphalt it will make from sitting idle for days?

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/24/09 - 09:28 pm
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Thanks gnumbgnuts for the

Thanks gnumbgnuts for the link. It says there that the rig has over 500 tires to distribute the weight, bringing it down to under 4000 lbs per tire, and they blow out 100 tires per day in transit! No wonder it is costing 58 MILLION dollars to move it from Charleston to Savannah and then to NC and takes a crew of 60 traveling with it........DANG!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 09/25/09 - 07:46 pm
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I had an oversized load this

I had an oversized load this morning, but it didn't require a road closing.

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