Oversized Load Nuclear Steam Generator Travels Through Uintah Basin Friday
By Kristin Forbis, Nov 29, 2019
An extra oversized load traveled through Vernal Friday morning escorted by local law enforcement. The load, a nuclear steam generator with a transport size of approximately 23 feet wide and 400 feet long, spent the holiday in Dinosaur, Colorado as its travel was restricted on the 27th and 28th. It was expected the load will make it to Duchesne on Friday and, weather permitting, will head south over Indian Canyon on Saturday as it continues its journey making its way into Utah County and then north to its destination west of Salt Lake. The transport’s route takes into account restrictions such as power lines, bridge heights and weight restrictions. In this case, I-80 through Parley’s Canyon is not an option as it has restrictions on large loads such as this. This transport is approximately ¾ of a million pounds pulled by a semi with 4 large trucks pushing from behind like a locomotive.