The construction of the Cartagena Barranquilla and Circunvalar de la Prosperidad project, in charge of the Coastal Concession, consisting of MHC, MECO, Constructora Colpatria and Castro Tcherassi is at 93% advance.
To date, the completion of the 129 bays (vanos), including the final slabs of the boards, has been achieved.
The work, one of the most important engineering projects in the country, is progressing satisfactorily. In recent days, the union of the viaduct was achieved: a key stage for the work, since it is the longest lift bridge in Colombia and the third longest in Latin America.
The bridge is 4.7 kilometers long and was built with the highest engineering and environmental specifications, since it was built over la Virgen Swamp.
“The union of the two parts of the viaduct constitutes an important milestone in the whole work. It is a specialized technical process that consists of putting together the two parts of the work and fitting them in such a way that a perfect fit is achieved. The construction of the viaduct lasted 23 months from the beginning of the prefabrication of the structural elements”, said the Works Director, Wilson Uribe Jaimes of the EPC.
The viaduct connects two main cities of Colombia: Cartagena and Barranquilla, and will improve mobility by at least 50%, a considerable reduction in time on a commute that lasts between an hour and an hour and a half. The entrance to the city of Cartagena will improve notably thanks to the work in general.
About Constructora MECO
MECO is a regional construction company specializing in earthworks, highways and tourist, industrial and commercial infrastructure works of great importance. With more than 40 years of presence in the market, MECO has been part of the development of large hydraulic projects, marinas, shopping centers, airports, and roads in Central and South America.
Today, MECO has projects in Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, and it is consolidated as one of the most important construction companies, committed to results, service and quality in the development of all its projects.
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