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New Pumarejo Bridge, Barranquilla/Atlántico, Colombia

Project data

Location: Barranquilla/Atlántico, Colombia

  • 2.3 km long cable-stay bridge, supported by two 80 m high pylons
  • Large vertical clearance of 35 m also allows bigger vessels to navigate the river in future


  • Simultaneous construction of piles up to 35 m high and the two 80 m high pylons
  • 38 m wide superstructure consisting of six carriageways, two cycle paths and one pedestrian pathway along the sides of the bridge
  • 23,000 m³ of shoring for constructing the superstructure in the foreland area


SES Puente Magdalena Consortium:
Sacyr Construcción Colombia SAS; Sacyr Chile;
Esgamo Ingenieros Constructores

Customer's benefit

  • Only a minimum number of crane picks required due to the large-sized moving units
  • Efficient use of the systems thanks to the on-site training provided by the PERI supervisor
  • Reduced costs and less time requirements through the presence of a PERI project manager
  • Realisation of the large project within the short construction schedule
Portrait of Juan Pablo Durán, Project Manager and Jorge Enrique Restrepo Sulez, Site Manager at Sacyr Construcción Colombia SAS; Sacyr Chile
Juan Pablo Durán and Jorge Enrique Restrepo Sulez
Project Manager and Site Manager

We are extremely satisfied with the decision to work together with PERI. Furthermore, we had excellent support throughout the project while the easy handling of the systems facilitated a high working performance.

PERI solution

  • Provision of an overall concept for construction of the bridge
  • Cost-effective climbing formwork solution comprising CB 240 Climbing Platforms and TRIO Wall Formwork for efficient realisation of the bridge piers as well as the pylons
  • Customised formwork and scaffolding solution designed to carry out simultaneous construction of the pylons, bridge piers and superstructure
  • Shoring solution ideally matched to suit the formwork solution for realising the 23,000 m³ shoring construction