Cau Cau Bridge Valdivia - Chile
Installation of a bascule bridge
 

Owner

Ministry of Public Works (MOP) Chile

Main Contractor

AZVI Chile

VSL Entity

VSL Chile
VSL Heavy Lifting

Date

2014

Project Description

 The Cau Cau Bridge is the first bascule bridge in South Amercia. Each half of the lifting bridge is 45m long and weighs 720t. The bridge parts were assembled parallel to the river bank. At a next step they were jacked, turned around a vertical axis and aligned one at a time. VSL Heavy Lifting was appointed to the engineering of the installation method, design of a  customsized turntable and the final installation of the already assembled bridge halves. 


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