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The Nanay Bridge, or Puente Nanay, is currently being constructed across the Nanay River – one of the Amazon River’s major tributaries – to provide first-time road access to the city of Iquitos in northern Peru. The main river crossing is a cable-stayed structure of length 438 m, and the total length including approach viaducts is 1,941 m, making it the longest bridge in all of Peru.
mageba’s role on the project is multifaceted, supplying a range of bridge bearings and expansion joints:
The project has been characterized by very close collaboration between mageba and the bridge constructors, including especially the designer Pedelta and the contractor CPL, in selecting and designing the ideal solutions from the start of the project. This was no less the case during the temporary closure of the construction site due to the Covid-19 pandemic, when the opportunity was taken to review the remaining work once again in detail, searching for any further optimizations and ensuring seamless delivery and installation.
A project like this has special meaning for us at mageba. It allows us to “live” our company mottos of the past (Bridges linking people – worldwide®) and today (Engineering connections®) in a very real way – linking people by road to the rest of the world for the very first time. And it shows how truly international mageba has become since established in Zurich in 1963 – not only regularly supplying key components for landmark structures in major cities such as New York, but also serving projects in the world’s most remote areas. Wherever high-quality bridge components are required, mageba is there and happy to help.
Bridge designer: Pedelta
Contractor: Consorcio Puentes de Loreto (CPL)
Owner: Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones de la República del Peru (MTC)