Eiffage-led consortium awarded £307M contract to build new bridge in Germany

The Rhineland branch of Germany’s motorway network operator Autobahn has awarded a €358M (£307M) contract to a consortium led by Eiffage’s German subsidiary SEH for the construction of a new bridge across the Rhine in Leverkusen, Germany.

The other consortium partners are Max Boegl, Plauen Stahl Technologie, Zwickauer Sonderstahlbau and Hochtief Infrastructure.

The new bridge will be 688m long and will accommodate four lanes in each direction. 16,000t of steel components will be used for the construction of its metal structure, all to be manufactured in Germany and delivered using barges on the Rhine.

Once completed, it will become one of the key structures on the A1 Motorway between Leverkusen and Cologne. It will be one of the two bridges constructed to replace an existing one in an effort to increase the capacity of the road network.

SEH, which has a £108M share of the contract, will be responsible for the demolition of the existing structure. It will also oversee 25% of the manufacturing of the new metal structure, implement corrosion protection measures and assemble all the steelwork and the structure’s cables.

Work is due to commence in September 2023, with the project is expected to be completed in late 2027.

The other bridge is already under construction and will be completed next year. It will be 1,068m long and will feature three lanes in each direction.

Eiffage is also leading the consortium which was awarded the contract for the £154M project. The consortium partners include SEH Engineering, Iemants, Eiffage Métal, Hochtief and Max Boegl.

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