Doubling of the Écluse bridge in Saumur: the deck ends

Infrastructures Division

Work is progressing rapidly on the doubling of the Écluse bridge in Saumur. Over the past two months, Eiffage Génie Civil teams have built the 152 m long deck made up of 61 prefabricated slabs of all thicknesses, including edge beams.

The installation of the slabs, weighing some 26 tonnes, was carried out day and night in 5 successive phases. It required the use of several mobile cranes, offered by the company's Methods department. After the reinforcement of the keying areas, the concreting was carried out in 3 phases, using a pump equipped with a 47 m boom.

The civil engineering works are due to be completed at the end of November to make way for equipment works: safety barriers, cornices, gutters, waterproofing, pavement joints, asphalt...

The delivery of this work, carried out in a consortium with Eiffage Métal and started in October 2018, will take place in February 2020.

Photos Credit: Eiffage Génie Civil