Reconstruction of the East River Bridge in Reunion Island
What has happened since our previous publication in July?
– The deck and the cables have been fully removed!
– Our on-site teams are now preparing to install the new elements.
What are the characteristics of the bridge?
– Overlooking a ravine of more than 45 meters, the structure is an Arnaudin suspension bridge, with partial cable-staying, with a span between pylons of 150 m.
– The structure has been modified several times in order to adapt to the evolution of traffic (1934/1960/1971/1976). Access to vehicles was interrupted in 1979, when a concrete bridge was built nearby.
By mid-2023, this unique historical monument in Reunion Island will have been restored to its original 1893 appearance.