So cool to see that we as Canadians have gotten our priorities right for a change. By the look of these gigantic objects on the move that shut down the streets of Canada’s biggest metropolis, we will soon be saying hello to the most modern of the newest of technologies! I’m guessing solar power? Satellite technology? Wind turbines? Wait a second…
Massive vats that can hold six million bottles of beer are being hauled from Hamilton Harbour to a Molson Coors facility near Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
The trip, which is expected to take four nights, began Friday night as the vats — loaded on six flatbed trailers — were slowly pulled out of the docks by transport trucks.
The beer vats are huge — 45 metres long, eight metres high and more than seven metres wide.
The company in charge of their transport says planning the journey has been no easy task.
Challenger Motor Freight Inc. has worked with 70 different organizations in planning the route.
Challenger had to plan a route that would avoid overpasses and then coordinate with police forces to close intersections, raise or cut hydro and cable wires to get the vats through, steer trucks by remote control through tight areas and remove metal poles then weld them back in place.
Sarah Sheehan, a spokeswoman for Challenger, said power, phone and cable outages are expected to last about half an hour.
The 40-vehicle convoy, which includes some 20 police cruisers, will wind its way through Burlington, Halton Region, Oakville, Milton, Peel Region, Mississauga, Brampton and York Region before arriving at its destination on Tuesday morning.
Challenger’s Frank DeVries said Friday night that he expects a lot of people will come out to see the convoy.
“It’s not every day something like this rolls through town,” said DeVries.