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Molson Beer Convoy

I found the Molson Beer Vats parked on highway 27 just north of highway 407 today and had to get some pics. Its not every day that you see containers capable of holding 6 million bottles of beer rolling by your house. These things are HUGE! to be precise, 45 metres long, 8 metres high and more than 7 metres wide.

 

This is one big and complicated operation all for our sweet, sweet beer. Yes!

 

Some info:

 

Total cost of transport: $24 million.

 

Weight per vat is 43,500 Kg or 95,901 Lbs or 45.5 Tonnes.

 

One guy's job is to tweet about the location of the convoy.

 

1614 hydro wires will have to be raised or moved to allow transport of these massive beer cans.

 

250 traffic lights are planned to be moved.

 

Total distance travelled is planned to be about 108 km.

 

A total of 40 vehicles are involved, with 20 of those being police cruisers.

 

Copyright © 2011, Jason Idzerda

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Taken on January 15, 2011