Those towering wind turbines that are slowly starting to cover the countryside across the world don’t just show up overnight—and they’re definitely not dropped in place by a helicopter. They arrive on trucks in pieces—staggeringly massive pieces—that test the skills of drivers navigating roads not designed to accommodate 200-foot long trailers.
Even with the ability to independently steer the trailer’s rear wheels, watching this truck driver manoeuvre a gigantic wind turbine blade around a sharp 90-degree right turn, and then over a bridge, is a magnificent ballet to behold. I would almost certainly need a couple thousand back and forth attempts to pull this off, and by the time I got to the job site fusion reactors would have long since replaced wind power. [Vimeo via The Awesomer]