Heaviest load ever hits Alberta highways

Alberta Mega LoadA record-setting mega-load is on the highways of Alberta, Canada. Called a “splitter,” the piece of petrochemical development equipment is 587 feet long x 31 feet wide x 42 feet high and weighs some 903 tons. It started its four-day trip Sunday and is expected at its destination northeast of Edmonton at about noon local time Wednesday, Jan. 9. Organizers say this is the heaviest load ever to traverse Alberta highways. The haul employs four puller trucks and four pushers and is being performed by Mammoet Canada Western Ltd.