César Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct

Pereira and Dosquebradas,
Colombia, South America

Owner: Ministry of Transportation, Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (MOPT)

Design: FIGG

Diamond-shaped pylons rise 344' above the banks of the Otún River in the Andes Mountains to create Colombia’s longest cable-stayed main span at 692'. The bridge dedication in 1997 completed a 20-year dream of providing a rapid, safe, and economic crossing to connect the cities of Pereira and Dosquebradas. FIGG provided the pylon shapes and the expertise for the cable-stayed design concepts, cable-stayed specifications, special superstructure details, and construction methods as a consultant to Integral of Colombia funded through the Washington, D.C. based Inter-American Development Bank.

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