Freyssinet repairs the Pont Mathilde in Rouen
A key crossing point over the Seine in the
East of Rouen, the Pont Mathilde was damaged by a severe fire in October
2012. The bridge has been closed to traffic and pedestrians since that
There is significant damage to the metal span on the left bank. The steel
became distorted by the heat of the fire causing the roadway to disintegrate
and even collapse under the weight of vehicles.
© Conseil Général Seine
The works are being carried out by a consortium led by Freyssinet and which
also comprises steel construction specialist Victor Buyck and road surfacing
and waterproofing specialist Viafrance Normandie, a subsidiary of Eurovia.
The consortium is responsible for the following works:
- removal of the 115 metre long steel span
- reconstruction of the fire damaged section
- replacement of the steel span
- replacement of bearings and expansion joints
- repairs to the abutment (G3) on the left bank
- waterproofing and resurfacing the road bed.
Works began in September 2013 and the estimated timescale is one year.