VIGA LANZADORA

English translation: beam launcher, launching gantry, etc.

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Spanish term or phrase:VIGA LANZADORA
English translation:beam launcher, launching gantry, etc.
Entered by: Erick Forero

21:19 Aug 9, 2018
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Viaduct construction
Spanish term or phrase: VIGA LANZADORA
Equipo utilizado para levantar, ubicar e hincar pilotes en la construcción de viaductos y puentes. Por favor ver el video adjunto para ver el caso específico. Gracias!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydKN5fFkfs
Erick Forero
Local time: 21:47
beam launcher, launching gantry, etc.
Explanation:
A viga is a beam or girder:
http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/viga

And a "viga lanzadora"is a beam used for launching bits of bridges:

A launching gantry (described also by other terms including beam launcher[1], girder launcher[2], bridge building crane,[3] and bridge-building machine, locally nicknamed the Iron Monster[4]) is a special-purpose mobile gantry crane used in bridge construction. It is used to install precast box girders in highway and high-speed rail bridge construction projects.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launching_gantry
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beam launcher, launching gantry, etc.


Explanation:
A viga is a beam or girder:
http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/viga

And a "viga lanzadora"is a beam used for launching bits of bridges:

A launching gantry (described also by other terms including beam launcher[1], girder launcher[2], bridge building crane,[3] and bridge-building machine, locally nicknamed the Iron Monster[4]) is a special-purpose mobile gantry crane used in bridge construction. It is used to install precast box girders in highway and high-speed rail bridge construction projects.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launching_gantry


philgoddard
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agree  bigedsenior
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agree  cranesfreak: agree. Beam launcher.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kplhNb0OWdA
6 hrs
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