FIRST MAIN-SPAN DECK SEGMENTS OF NEW DECKS LIFTED FOR WIDENING OF RANDE BRIDGE
Rande Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with a 400-meters main span, which crosses Vigo Ria in Pontevedra (Spain) since 1981. The bridge was designed by Italian engineer De Miranda. It is the first cable-stayed bridge in the world to undergo an increase of its traffic capacity by adding two new lanes. Each one of them is planned to be constructed at one side of the existing deck. The new structural elements will be supported on the existing deck, by hinged triangular trusses, as well as by a new family of cables, which are anchored to a new steel extension of the current pylon.
Last week the first main-span deck segments were lifted into their place. This phase follows the first four deck segments which have been previously lifted, and three new stay cables already installed and tensioned. FHECOR is providing technical assistance, along with PONDIO, to the CJV composed of Dragados and Grupo Puentes for the construction of the widening of the Rande Bridge.