Access ramps in Reinforced Earth for the bridge over Rio Madeira in Brazil
The construction of the first bridge over
the Madeira River near Porto Velho (capital of the state of Rondônia),
has been completed. The work, which began in May 2010, was interrupted
several times, notably because of the speed and velocity of the river water
(about 4 m / s).
For this project, Terra Armada (Reinforced
Earth in Brazil) was selected by Aterpa-Emsa for the construction of 1800
m² TerraClass® walls with steel strips HA50x4 for the bridge's access
This bridge will contribute to the economic
development of the region and also improve the quality of life of rural
residents by facilitating their access to Porto Velho.