El Ferdan Double Swing Rail Bridge

Project Construction of a double swing rail and road bridge over the Suez Canal that is the longest in the world
Client Egyptian National Railways
Location Egypt
Description An Orascom Construction (OC), BESIX and Krupp Stahlbau Hannover consortium constructed a 640 meter long double swing rail and road bridge, of which 340 meters spanned over the Suez Canal
Scope OC and BESIX provided the design and construction of the civil works and steel superstructure. Civil works included bored piles, fabrication and erection of the heavy steel elements, supply and erection of the electro-mechanical systems for the bridge rotation and related control and safety equipment, testing and commissioning of the bridge, and training of the operations and maintenance team
Timeline 1999 to 2001 (24 months)


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