German church moved 12km
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A 700-TONNE stone church [n the German village of Heuersdorf was moved 12km to the neighbouring town of Boma before the Micrag mining corporation turned the village into a lignite mine.
The solid-stone Emmaus Church which had been standing for over 700 years was moved on a Mammoet heavy haulage rig running on 160 Continental IC40 Extra Deep industrial tyres.
The complex project, involving some tricky manoeuvring into the centre of Borna, was made possible by individually-steered wheel axles which could support 40 tonnes and turn 36CP while stationary.
Continental's IC40 Extra Deep tyres were selected in a 365/65 15 size to withstand the enormous forces involved.