Second ‘Super Load’ Shipment Leaves The Port This Weekend
Part two of a Super Load that arrived at The Port of Caddo Bossier earlier in July is set to move out early Saturday morning.
Edwards Moving and Rigging will begin moving a long reflux tank at 6AM. According to a news release from The Port, the first part of the Super Load couldn't have been transported without the infrastructure available there, specifically The Port's Slack Water Harbor, which allows barges to dock and unload cargo outside the river current.
The convoy of men and equipment will average 5 miles per hour each day for two days. The transporter will have one truck pulling and one truck pushing the combined weight of 716,455 pounds. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the transport route Saturday and Sunday. Traffic will have minor slowdowns with high congestion.
The sixe of the equipment being moved is 284’ 7” L X 12’ 10” W X 17’ 4” H.
Here's the route and time line:
Saturday, August 1
6AM - Turn right from the Ron Bean Road onto Highway 1 North
6:30AM - Police officers will direct traffic around E. Flournoy-Lucas Road from Ellerbe Road to Wallace Lake Road. EMS vehicles and local traffic will be able to pass. All others will be re-routed via police assistance. Edwards Moving and Rigging will be laying out ramps to lessen the railroad crossing in the westbound lane of E. Flournoy-Lucas.
7AM - Turn left on E. Flournoy-Lucas Road
9AM - Transporter will cross railroad at Forbing Road and E. Flournoy-Lucas. EMR will remove matting and ramps
10AM - Transporter will turn right on Linwood Avenue (EMR has removed all matting and ramps from the RR crossing and police will allow traffic through as normal)
11:30AM - Transporter will turn left on W. Bert Kouns
1PM - Transporter will cross Brush Bayou Bridge
4PM - Transporter will turn left on W. 70th Street
5PM - Transporter will stop .25 miles before turning left on 79 for the evening (All efforts will be made to make it all the way to the Texas state line, but this will be the stopping point if the crew runs out of time)
Sunday, August 2
6AM - Transporter begins day two
6:30AM - Transporter will turn left on 79/80
7AM - Transporter will turn left on 79
8AM - Transporter enters Texas