Civil engineering - France

Chaban-Delmas Bridge in Bordeaux

Clip presenting the bridge - © VINCI and subsidiaries

Inaugurated on 16 March 2013, the Jacques Chaban-Delmas lift bridge connects the left-bank Bacalan neighbourhood with the right-bank Bastide neighbourhood in Bordeaux. 

The €156 million design-build project was carried out by lead company GTM Sud-Ouest TP GC, GTM Sud (subsidiaries of VINCI Construction France) and Dodin Campenon Bernard, with Cimolaï providing the metal frame and EGIS/JMI, in association with architects Michel Virlogeux, Architecture et Ouvrages d’Art and Hardesty & Hanover, providing the design. SDI, a subsidiary of DEME (CFE) prepared the riverbed.          

VINCI Energies France business units also took part in the project. The bridge is 45 metres wide and 433 metres long. It has a 117 metre central lift span weighing 3,500 tonnes that moves along four 80 metre high pylons.

Soletanche Freyssinet subsidiary Freyssinet installed the pavement joints. 

Opened to traffic on 18 March, it can be used by all types of traffic in dedicated lanes: light vehicles, HGVs, public transport, bicycles and pedestrians.

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