Heavy lift and transportation specialist ALE has announced the successful completion of a bridge launch in Spain using SPMT instead of traditional methods. The bridge weighed 2,100 tonnes and measured 200 metres long.
ALE said it used SPMT to help minimise costs. “In a traditional bridge launch, the entire structure bridge would need to be reinforced and would require additional civil works,” explained Carlos Gerez, ALE account manager – civil and mining. “We wanted to find a customised solution for the client that could avoid extra reinforcement and civil works costs. We designed a solution using SPMTs that meant the bridge only needed to be reinforced in specific areas, which saved time and cost for the client.”
The bridge will form part of the new A-38 highway in Valencia, providing congestion relief to the area.