D. MARIA BRIDGE, IN LAGOS

(May.2014)

At an extraordinary meeting of Lagos Municipality was presented and approved the project and the opening of tender for the contract for the rehabilitation and Structural reinforcement of D. Maria Bridge. It is expected that the work is completed before the summer of 2015.
Considered by City Council as “vital to the link between banks and the proper functioning of equipment (schools and others), the hotel units, business and commerce, the Marina and port and rail infrastructure,” the project was authored by Consulmar, being the design team leaded by Eng. Pedro Parreira.
The solution provides the demolition of the existing bridge deck, structural reinforcement of its pillars through micropiles, the architectural rehabilitation, the construction of a new deck and repositioning of the water and sewerage pipelines and infrastructure telecommunications. Concerning the geometry solution the new deck of D. Maria Bridge has a total width of 11.75 m, comprising two bi-directional lanes of 6.50 meters, rides of generous dimension on both sides, allowing thus the mixed pedestrian option / bicycle path. The tours will be flush with the carriageway, but physically separated, allowing , if necessary, redesign the space on the deck and create another lane.