Apr 10, 2010 8:57 AM by David Ortiviz

Movers transport strange hovercraft through Pueblo

There were some strange looks from sidewalks in Pueblo today as an old high-speed hovercraft was transported from one museum to another.

The hovercraft's official name is the tracked levitated research vehicle. It measures 51 feet long and was built in the early 70s. The railway museum says this jet-engine powered machine was capable at traveling at speeds up to 300 miles per hour when it was in operation. But today, it slowly traveled on the back of a semi-truck trailer from the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum at the airport to the Pueblo Railway Museum on B St.

Rocky Mountain Structural Movers was in charge of moving the hovercraft, which measured 17 feet high, once they put it on the back of the trailer. Pueblo Police escorted the truck, stopping traffic at times to make sure the oversized load safely made it to its destination.

The move started about 10 o'clock Friday morning, and the hovercraft arrived at its new home about 3 hours later.


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