Towers double-team cable-stayed bridge

20 June 2008


???Two towers have teamed up to construct a major cable-stay bridge in São Paolo, Brazil. The two cranes were a Potain MC85A from Brazilian dealer and rental company Locabens, and a Brazil-made 120tm Pingon BR 120 from Rio de Janeiro firm Pingon.

The cranes supported concrete pouring operations and installing cable guides of the BRL 230m (USD 140m) Octavio Frias de Oliveira cable-stayed bridge, which opened in May. Each one of the 144 cable stays on the bridge weighs 50t.???

?The Potain external climber had final hook height of 145m, and could lift 2.1t at 35m jib-end. The Pingon had the same hook height, but was slightly larger, and could lift 3t at 40m jib-end. The bridge spans the Pinheiros River. The two road decks go through its distinctive A-frame tower.??


The towers from above The towers from above
Tower cranes assist on the Octavio Frias de Oliveira cable-stayed bridge Tower cranes assist on the Octavio Frias de Oliveira cable-stayed bridge
Final hook heights on the two towers was 145m Final hook heights on the two towers was 145m
The towers side-on The towers side-on