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19/12/2018
PRIMERA PIEDRA

The Minister of Planning and Infrastructure of Portugal chairs the act of laying the foundation stone of the renovation of the 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisbon

• Sacyr Somague leads the consortium that will execute the project during a 24 months period and with a budget of 12.6 million euros.

Primera piedra Puente 25Abril

Pedro Marques, the Portuguese Minister of Planning and Infrastructure, chaired today the act of laying the foundation stone for the renovation of the 25 de Abril bridge in Lisbon. This project will be executed by a consortium led by Sacyr Somague, Sacyr's Portuguese subsidiary. 

The Minister of Infrastructures was accompanied by other national and local political figures and by Sacyr representatives: Eduardo Campos, CEO of Sacyr Somague, and Antonio Belmonte, EMEA Director of Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure.

The consortium led by Sacyr Somague, in which SMM and STAP also participate, will focus on the metal structures of the suspension bridge and the northern railway deck, as well as on the concrete items of the foundation and the southern abutment of the suspension bridge and the abutment of the northern access viaduct.

Complex projects

This project, awarded by Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), has a budget of 12.6 million euros and a 24-months operating term in which works will be carried out on a key route of the Portuguese capital.

Eduardo Campos pointed out the ability of Sacyr Somague "to successfully take on such complex projects as the 25 de Abril bridge, an icon for Lisbon and Portugal".    

The 25 de Abril bridge, built in the 60s, is a symbol of the capital and, together with Vasco de Gama, is one of the two accesses to Lisbon through the Tagus river. It is one of the busiest roads in the city, with a traffic volume of more than 130,000 vehicles per day. 

Sacyr Somague has extensive experience in this type of infrastructure. The Portuguese company was a prominent member of the consortium in charge of executing the construction of the Vasco de Gama bridge between 1995 and 1998. With its more than 12 kilometers in length, it is one of the longest bridges in Europe.