LIFTING OF THE FIRST SPAN OF THE TENOSIQUE VIADUCT IN SECTION 1 OF THE MAYA TRAIN, MEXICO
This week the first lifting of one of the spans of the Tenosique Composite Viaduct, 2,920 m long, in Section 1 of the Mayan Train, was carried out.
The composite viaduct, designed by IDEAM SA, will be executed with a succession of multiple simply supported spans with a typical span of 40 m, with a steel twin girder cross-section connected to the upper concrete slab, closing the lower torsion circuit by means of a steel bracing.
The steel workshop in charge of the execution is Recal Global and it is expected to reach record execution rates at the work points with the shipment to work from the workshop of up to one span per day.
IDEAM SA is collaborating with the JV “Consorcio LAMAT Tramo 1”, led by Mota-Engil, among many other structures in the detailed design and technical assistance during the execution of the 3 composite viaducts of Section 1 of the Mayan Train with a total length of about 4,990 meter.
The Viaducts are:
– Tenosique, 2,920 m long
– Candelaria, 990 m long
– Escárcega, 1,080 m long
IDEAM SA has accumulated, for more than 20 years, a very important experience in the design and technical assitance during the execution of composite railway and high-speed bridges and viaducts.