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.