Passerelle parisienne

07/06/2015

A new footbridge now crosses the “periphérique” at the Porte d’Aubervilliers in Paris! On the night of May 14 to 15, 2015, The infamous Parisien ringroad ground to a halt for a few hours while a 700 ton crane was positioned to complete the installation of the central span of the ZAC Claude Bernard bridge. At midnight, this 80metre long, 100 ton section was delicately raised into the air. A nail-biting 20 minutes later and the structure was in place. A dedicated site team took over and worked through the night to complete the assembly to the abutments.

Success! At daybreak, the cranes were folded and footbridge had found his place.

A little patience will be required however before you can tread its planks…