Deck repair plans
Freyssinet Chile was contracted to repair the deck as part of a wider programme of works on the highway. The first step was to safely remove the damaged beam; a one metre strip of the remaining deck was cut away along the edge and holes were made in the structure to allow lifting chains to be attached.
As part of the procedure, Freyssinet also opted to replace the bearings for this beam, in order to eliminate any potential problems that might have arisen through damage during the impact. A mobile crane was brought to the site to pick the damaged beam off the supports and place it on the side of the highway, and to lift the new beam into place.