Long loads for Red Chris Mine

Two extra-wide and -long loads rest next to Highway 5 just south of Clearwater on Thursday, April 3

Two extra-wide and -long loads rest next to Highway 5 just south of Clearwater on Thursday

Two extra-wide and -long loads rest next to Highway 5 just south of Clearwater on Thursday

Two extra-wide and -long loads rest next to Highway 5 just south of Clearwater on Thursday, April 3.

The largest is 18 feet wide by 16 feet high and on a trailer 150 feet long, according to Joe Bragg, operations vice-president with Triton Transport of Langley.

The loads consist of control units going to the proposed Red Chris Mine in northwestern British Columbia. They originated with a specialty company in OK Falls.

They travel only between midnight and 5 a.m., have four pilot cars, and must follow an approved route. The trip takes five days.

Bragg said Triton was one of the companies consulted to make sure extraordinary loads could go throughRear trailer the new roundabout on Highway 5. “We deal with it,” he said of the roundabout, noting that their trailer is steerable.