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Great Performance in Great Projects

May 26, 2014
ULMA participates in what is considered to be the largest infrastructure plan in recent times in Recife, Brazil. The Via Mangue motorway is a collaborative project between the Municipal Prefecture of the City of Recife and the Federal Government within the works on mobility for the Football World Cup 2014. The plan includes the construction of roads, sanitation, residential areas, etc. with an investment of R$ 433.2 million (about € 137 million).

One of the most important works of this plan is the expansion of the Paulo Guerra Bridge. It is Recife's first cable-stayed bridge, completely independent from the existing one. For bridge construction, the traffic flow was not affected at any time. The 560 m long and 12 m high bridge has a 97 m long cable-stayed stretch supported by fourteen steel cables, seven on each side.

The contractor Queiroz Galvao, in charge of project execution, chose ULMA for it innovative formwork, shoring, and scaffolding systems; such as the MK System which was used as solution for much of the project requirements. It was also the most efficient and cost-effective solution offered by an utmost versatile and adaptable system.

Read more about the project.