New bridge built by CMC South Africa with Pilosio equipment
Partnership in Durban between Pilosio and CMC South Africa continues
South African branch of the Italian construction company CMC di Ravenna has chosen Pilosio’s technical solutions for the construction of a new bridge in Durban, called Cornubia Overpass Boulevard. This overpass will serve to streamline traffic by linking the Umhlanga industrial zone with the Cornubia new development area. Recently, the two companies have already been working with mutual satisfaction in the construction of the major Mount Edgecombe Intercharge motorway junction, which included two of the longest viaducts in the country.
Thanks to technical skills acquired over the years in the infrastructures sector, Pilosio was again chosen as a partner for the type of solutions proposed, the quality of the products, not to mention the support and assistance offered during design and during all the delicate stages on site.
The Cornubia Boulevard Overpass is a three-box, cast-in-situ concrete deck of 127,0 m length and width of the spans from 33.5 m to 43.6 m, divided into three spans. One of the complexities of the project lies on the fact that the construction of the bridge have to take place without interrupting the normal traffic flow of the highway. This led to the construction of large portholes above the highway to allow for the preassembling of formworks panels, installing of the rebars and casting operations in a complete safety process.
As temporary support, MP Pilosio shoring system fitted perfectly with all the site requirements. Height varies from 6,5 m to 12,7 m was easily covered.
MP Heavy-duty shoring system was provided for portholes support: HD Walls of 19.20 m long and 12.27 m high spanning a clearance of 16,0 m and with a total load capacity of 1,451 kN. The shoring was provided with MP stairway accesses.
For deck casting, it has chosen the MAXIMIX, an ideal modular system with Wooden PL20 beams that allows to cover large surfaces and complex geometries to be run on site.