Footage shows Liverpool’s new 300-tonne roof truss being lifted into place using two 600-tone cranes

Footage shows Liverpool’s new 300-tonne roof truss being lifted into place using two 600-tone cranes

Incredible footage shows Liverpool’s new 300-tonne roof truss being lifted into place using two 600-tone crawler cranes as the Anfield Road expansion edges closer – with ground set to hold over 61,000 fans once rebuild is complete

  • Liverpool have reached a significant milestone in the expansion of their stadium
  • The club’s new 300-tonne roof truss has been successfully lifted into place
  • It took 30 engineers, 12 hours, two 600-tone crawler cranes and 25,000 bolts
  • The new Anfield Road stand is due to be finished ahead of the 2023-24 season 

Liverpool have reached a significant milestone in the expansion of their stadium as new footage has shown their 300-tonne roof truss being lifted into place.

Work on the Anfield Road stand began last September and is expected to be complete in time for the start of the 2023-2024 season. 

New drone and time-lapse footage has shown the step-by-step process required to lift the truss into place.  

Liverpool have reached a significant milestone in the expansion of their stadium as new footage has shown their 300-tonne roof truss being lifted into place (above) 

The video posted on Liverpool’s official Twitter account explained how 30 skilled engineers spent 12 hours securing the primary structure to the new roof. 

It also revealed how the truss and haunches were held together by two 600-tone crawler cranes before being screwed into place using 25,000 bolts. 

The new truss will transform the Anfield Road stand as it will provide fans with an additional 7,000 seats – taking the ground’s capacity to 61,000. 

The video posted on Liverpool's official website explained how 30 skilled engineers spent 12 hours securing the primary structure to the new roof

The video posted on Liverpool’s official website explained how 30 skilled engineers spent 12 hours securing the primary structure to the new roof

The majority of the seats in the new stand – 5,200 to be precise – will be used as general admission seats, while the remaining 1,800 will be lounge or hospitality seats. 

As a result, Anfield will become the third largest ground in the Premier League by capacity, behind only Old Trafford and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Speaking about the truss, Paul Cuttill – VP of Stadium Operations at Liverpool Football Club – said: ‘We are delighted to see the roof truss lifted into place. 

It also revealed how the truss and haunches were held together by two 600-tone crawler cranes before being screwed into place using 25,000 bolts

It also revealed how the truss and haunches were held together by two 600-tone crawler cranes before being screwed into place using 25,000 bolts 

‘This is one of the most challenging and complicated parts of the build. There has been a lot of planning involved and it took a few goes to get started due to the complexity of the lift. 

‘It’s a historical moment for the stadium and the club and a fantastic achievement. Huge thanks to the incredible team from our stadium and contractors to get this in place in record breaking temperatures.’ 

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Charlotte Daly

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