The SES Consortium has completed the placement of the stays of one of the two pylons of the new Pumarejo bridge in Barranquilla, Colombia, and there are only two pairs of double stays to complete the other pylon of the central section of the cable-stayed bridge.
The cable stay section of the bridge with 800 m of total length has a central span od 380 m over the Magdalena river and 38.10 m in width, and will become the widest bridge of Latin America and the largest in the world in its typology. The cross section is a concrete box-girder with side ribs and it was executed by equilibrated cantilevers with in situ dowels of 10 m, one of the biggest in the world in this type of bridges.
The acces viaducts of 618 m in length on the left bank and 755 m on the right, with typical spans of 70 m were executed with M.S.S., one of the largest in the world, made expressly fabricated by BERD for this work.
IDEAM, S.A. has done the modified detailed design and is carrying out the technical assistance during the execution for the SES Magdalena Consortium, led by SACYR. After several years of hard work, we are already close to the end. Congratulations to all the great group of professionals who are working on this great project. (Image courtesy of David Ruiz, from the SES Consortium)