El Ferdan Double Swing Rail Bridge


The world’s longest span swing bridge and the fifth bridge to be built across the Suez Canal, Construction of a double swing rail and road bridge over the Suez Canal, , it replaced another railway bridge.

The bridge was meant to be a catalyst for agricultural and industrial development in the region, but it is also geopolitically significant because it makes it possible to cross between Africa and Asia in just a few minutes.

Scope of work

The adopted solution, based on an illustrative design provided by the client, Egyptian National Railways, is a double swing bridge with a steel truss superstructure, Engineering, procurement, Concrete foundation, construction, installation, and commissioning of double swing rail and road bridge over the Suez Canal with approximate:

Height 60 m

Total Length   640 m

Span lengths  150 m – 340 m – 150 m

340 m between pivot pier centerlines

Total weight 13 200 t.


Transport – Bridges


Ismailia – Egypt


Sinoma Co.


Dorsch Group Consulting

Project duration

2019 – 2020

Project values