The Pumarejo Bridge (Barranquilla, Colombia) is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in Colombia, a major reference in terms of its innovation, design, and safety. At 2,173 meters in length with a 38.1 meter deck, the widest in Latin America, this bridge is a real challenge in terms of engineering.
Which is why we used the most advanced building techniques to tackle this challenge. It was the first time that some of these technologies, such as the self-launching formwork used to build the deck, had been used in Colombia.
This project, launched by Colombia’s national road institute, Invias, executed by Sacyr Ingeniería e Infraestructuras, and completed in 2019, has improved the navigability of the Magdalena River, allowing larger ships to pass beneath it. Thanks to this project, vessels up to 45 meters high can now pass beneath the bridge, and the length of the main cable-stayed span is 380 meters.
Pumarejo is one of the longest bridges of its kind in Colombia. It is a two-way bridge, with three lanes in each direction, 1 km of viaducts and access points, 3.2 km of pedestrian walkways, and a further 3.2 km of cycle lanes. A titanic feat of engineering that looks ahead to the future.