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Traveling tank

Friday, October 7, 2011

This immense pressure tank, traveling across several states to its final destination in Missouri, was parked along U.S. 40 and U.S. 231. It is being carried by Emmert International, which specializes in superloads and heavy transportation. According to an Illinois official observing the trip, the tank' is 576,000 pounds, 281 feet long, 18 feet wide and 15.5 feet tall. Its trip began in Indianapolis at Kennedy Tank and has faced a few setbacks along the way. [Order this photo]

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My mother inlaw and I passed it in Putnamville shortly after 9am today. There were police and people gathered all around it. Seems it had a setback there too.

-- Posted by jm46135 on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 1:40 PM

and just why is it our highways deteriorate?

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 2:09 PM

It's a phallusy that ONLY long, tubular structures like this can be classified as superloads. Smaller packages may also cause damage.

-- Posted by Balding Eagle on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 9:04 PM

All those extra axles are so the roadway doesn't see any more loading than a normal, legal size, semi load.

And "phallusy" probably does refer to long tubular structures, "fallacy" refers to only long tubular structures like this being classified as superloads.

-- Posted by OldWhiteRepublican on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 6:40 AM

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