So I'm quietly cruising the Great Northern Highway last Thursday, on my way to Port Hedland and a big jet that would fly me south and home. Suddenly a car comes speeding towards me flashing its headlights. I check that I don't have my hi-beam on, nup, so I check my speed in case it's the cops ahead. Yep even in the middle of nowhere they'll set up a speed trap. It wasn't, but I was met with this....
All cars and trucks were being told to pull off into a truck bay or stop on the side of the road
and the cops did make an appearance
and then it appeared
This thing was huge, so huge it needed a rig at the front to pull it and a rig at the back which wasn't for pushing, but for braking. Yep the momentum of something this big needed a whole lot of braking power to stop it. Somewhere around 100 wheels on that float btw.
and just when we thought the show was over another one turned up
Word on the highway was that it's all parts for a new ore processing facility for one of the iron ore mines in the Hamersley Range and they'd been trucking pieces for the past week. Impressive stuff