Conveyor Bridge F60, October 2022
Susanne is in town
We visit the F60 conveyor bridge in Lichterfeld - the largest moving machine in the world.
The conveyor bridge removes the surface layer above the coal in open-pit lignite mines and transports it across the open pit to the opposite side. The bridge is more than 500 m (1500 ft) long, more than 80 m (240 ft) high and has a weight of more than 11,000 tons.
The name F60 comes from its ability to remove 60 meters (180 feet) of surface layer.
One can visit the conveyor bridge as part of a guided tour.