Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Baluarte Bridge in Mexico new landmark

The Baluarte Bridge in Mexico, crossing the gorge of the river Baluarte will connect the citie of Durango and Mazatlan with a new highway, closing a 1200 meter gap in the 230 km long, four-lane motorway.
The Puente Baluarte became the highest bridge in Latin America upon opening for traffic in late 2010. The mexican Government spend USD 1.2bn for the complete infrastructure project connecting the pacific coast with Durango.
The bridge spans 1200 mtrs wide over the gorge and traffic crosses 390 mtrs high above the river.

images: Grupo Triada

Article about the bridge in Geo-Mexico, highest bridges, video on youtube

Formwork system used: Peri

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