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La Grue Jaune Nantes France

« Titan » est le nom d'un modèle de grues produites par la société Joseph Paris, basée à Nantes. Le nom évoque la puissance de levage de tels engins.


La grue jaune

La grue jaune a été construite en 1954 pour le compte des anciens chantiers navals Dubigeon, dont elle occupe encore le site. Elle porte des éléments préfabriqués pour la construction de bateaux jusqu'en 1987, date de la fermeture des chantiers. La mairie la rachète deux ans plus tard, souhaitant conserver un élément important du patrimoine industriel de la ville.

Elle affiche un poids de 400 tonnes, une hauteur de 43 mètres et une puissance de levage de 80 tonnes. Elle subit une rénovation de douze semaines en 2006, la seconde en onze ans, comprenant une sécurisation, un allègement des contrepoids et 1,8 tonnes de peinture.

Comptant parmi les éléments-phares du réaménagement de l'île de Nantes, elle constitue le point de destination du circuit de promenade de l'éléphant des machines de l'île.

Copyright: Dieter Kik
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8302x4151
Taken: 27/07/2009
Uploaded: 01/10/2009
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: france; bretagne; loire-atlantique; pays de la loire; ile de nantes; nantes; la grue jaune; chantiers navals dubigeon
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