GGR lift the Olympic rings over the Serpentine River

It will have been hard for the spectators and athletes at the London 2012 triathlon and open water swimming events to miss the blue, black, red, yellow and green rings that hang over the Serpentine River. This is the handy work of a Unic mini spider crane which was hired to install the symbol of the Games at this prominent London location.

The 3 tonne capacity Unic URW-506 model lifted supporting posts and the famous Olympic Rings themselves, which weighed 1200kg, over the side of the bridge and into position above the water ready to be fitted by a team in the boat below. The quick set-up and efficient operation of this mini crane meant the job could be completed quickly and the bridge could be reopened to the public in no time at all.

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