A huge step forward for this
great project: the first stay
cable was installed on April 3rd on the Europe pylon.
The video shows a first sneak peek with beautiful aerial views of the site.
This first back span cable has a length of 154 m and 99 strands. It is anchored at the bottom in the concrete back span at a height of 72 m, and at the top in the steel anchor boxes of the reinforced concrete pylon, at a height of 220 m.
This was closely followed by the installation of the first main span cable, composed of 91 strands, holding the first steel segment of the bridge (900 tons, 24 m long, 58 m wide).