Chacao Channel Bridge Project - Details on ZAWYA UAE Edition
added on: 17 April 2019

Chacao Channel Bridge Project

Also known as: Chiloé Bicentennial Bridge, Chacao Suspension Bridge


Ministry of Public Works of Chile'[16109835] planned to develop Chacao Channel Bridge Project, in Chiloe Island, Los Lagos, Chile. The EPC contractor was the consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Aas-Jakobsen and Systra. As part of the consortium, Aas-Jakobsen and Sytra were mainly responsible for the detailed design. Arup Group Co Ltd was the consultant of Multi-disciplinary advice for the bridge and construction tender. Louis Berger was the technical consultant. The project consisted of a 2.75 km long double suspension bridge with two main spans of 1050 m and 1180 m, an orthotropic box girder deck, four lanes, one central and two exterior shoulders and a 175-m central (A-shape) tower on Roca Remolinos, a point where the rock reaches the surface offering a point of support for the central pillar. The bridge DB contract was once awarded to a consortium of Hochtief, VINCI Construction Grand Projects, American Bridges, Besalco and Tesca but canceled because of cost issue. Currently the project was relaunched in May 2012. With the completion of the bridge, the time to reach Chiloe from the mainland would be reduced to less than 3 minutes while it took around 25-45 minutes currently by ferry. Companies from Germany, Brazil, China, Korea, Spain, the United States, Italy and Chile participated in pre-qualification. China CCCC Highway Consultants Co Ltd as one of the consortium company participated the design for bidding plan. The project responded to Belt and Road Initiative. The project aimed to improve the quality of life, business and tourism in the Island of Chiloé and the port city of Puerto Montt.
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