At 26.5m long and at least 22m high, this load which crawled 4.8km along a British motorway at walking pace was the largest to be trucked from one place to another in the UK.
In pictures: The widest load on British roads
Part of the M53 in Cheshire, central England, was closed at the weekend to accommodate what is thought to be one of the biggest objects to be moved on a UK road.
At 26.5 metres long and five times higher than a double decker bus, the piece of machinery could only travel at walking pace along 4.8km of the motorway.
The structure is part of a £45 million furnace that is being installed at Essar’s Stanlow oil refinery and will be the first capable of running entirely on hydrogen.
It was built 9500km away in Thailand and carried by ship to the Port of Liverpool before being transferred to a barge for the short trip across the River Mersey, through the locks into the Manchester Ship Canal and on to a holding bay near National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.