Saturday, August 06, 2011

Giant copper refining equipment on the road to Miami mine

It sounds like an old Bob Hope - Bing Crosby movie - "The Road to Miami" but a 285-ton anode furnace for refining copper is on its way from Salt Lake City to the Freeport McMoRan mine in Miami, Arizona.

A specially built 225-foot long truck takes up two lanes of roadway. It's expected to cross Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge after midnight next Tuesday and take 8 days to cover the 380 mile trip to the mine.

ADOT is warning motorists of delays in the vicinity of the oversized load. The full route and timetable is posted online.

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