25 Feb, 2015 @ 13:23
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Landmark Cadiz bridge nearing completion

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LANDMARK: The bridge will be ready in May

A LANDMARK bridge in the Cadiz bay is nearing completion. 

The longest and heaviest sections of the 3,000m long bridge, connecting Cadiz with Puerto Real to the north, have now been installed.

The firm behind the bridge, ALE, now has just six more deck sections to lift into place.

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CONNECTION: View of Cadiz bay

The 30m wide bridge is expected to be completed in
May, and will provide greater access and business opportunities for the port.

ALE’s Alvaro Saez said: “We are delighted to be involved in this landmark project.

“We have now lifted the heaviest section of the bridge, the removable span, which measured 150m long and weighed 4,000 tonnes.”

The bridge, designed by Carlos Fernandez Casado and built by Dragados-Drace joint venture, has a removable span to allow large vessels to leave the shipyard.

ALE has so far installed 50 bridge sections ranging from 10-52m in length and weighing between 150-1055 tonnes, using a series of axles, mobile gantry structures and strandjack units.

Tom Powell

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  1. The “Bridge to Nowhere” is a huge white elephant.
    An ancient island city does not need a four lane motorway entering its already crowded and narrow streets.
    There is already a decent bridge from Puerto Real, and a really efficient road/rail causeway.
    It is a vanity project paid for by corrupt EU funding.

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