Building stronger foundations for tomorrow in Puerto Rico

Located in Puerto Rico, the Jesús Izcoa Moure Bridge, also known as the Puente Atirantado de Naranjito, connects the vibrant cities of Toa Alta and Naranjito. This impressive bridge features 96 cable stays supporting a main span of 160 meters and two side spans of 80 meters each.

Originally constructed in 2008, the bridge is now undergoing essential repair work from October 2023 to October 2024. The Freyssinet team is leading the repair efforts, focusing on several key areas. The team is replacing the structure’s lower anchorage caps and conducting fillet welding, microcrystalline wax injection, elastomeric wrapping, and neoprene boot replacement on the bridge’s stay cables. These measures are crucial to ensure the longevity and safety of the bridge for all commuters. Additionally, the team is performing bearing resetting and PT inspection/vacuum grouting to further enhance the bridge’s structural integrity.

Currently, the Freyssinet team is performing elastomeric cable wrapping on all 96 cables and replacing all 96 lower and 96 upper neoprene boots. The next steps in the repair process include bearing resetting and PT inspection, scheduled to take place around August 2024.