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Oversize load, 5:40 p.m., Huron and Albert (7 photos)

It was only yesterday we were telling you how Brascan Power had just sewn up all the government approvals and was ready to start erecting its 66 big wind turbine generators in the Townships of Prince, Dennis and Pennefather, northwest of the Sault.

It was only yesterday we were telling you how Brascan Power had just sewn up all the government approvals and was ready to start erecting its 66 big wind turbine generators in the Townships of Prince, Dennis and Pennefather, northwest of the Sault.

Well, we checked, and the three big turbine blades that came across the International Bridge today (captured by a SooToday.com reader in this photo as they turned from Huron onto Albert Street) were not on their way to the Prince Wind Farm.

They're on their way from the LM Glasfiber factory in Grand Forks, North Dakota to the 67.5-megawatt Melancthon Grey Wind Project near Shelburne, 70 kilometres northwest of Toronto.

Today's shipment was one of more than a dozen similar ones that have gone through the Sault in recent weeks to the same project in the Barrie area.

This photograph was taken around 4:50 p.m.

The trucks can just barely clear the tight turn.

Any of the blades that are dinged must be returned to the factory for inspection and rebalancing.


David Helwig

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