Yesterday, during the 2019 IABSE Congress opening session in New York, Álvaro Serrano and Miguel Rupérez, on behalf of MC2, together with the rest of participants, received the diploma that recognizes the Widening of the Rande Bridge as Finalist of the Outstanding Structure Award 2019.
The widening of the bridge over the Rande strait is the first long span cable-stayed bridge widened in the world, being a unique milestone in the field of Structural Engineering. Its innovative design solves the functional problem proving a notary increase of the highway capacity while maximizing the use of the structural strength of the existing bridge as well as improving its dynamic behaviour. Thanks to a carefully planned methodology, the construction have been accomplished without affections to both the traffic on the existing bridge and the natural environment of Vigo estuary in a record time of 14 months for the on-site erection.
After the Awards ceremony, a photographic exhibition was inaugurated in La Nacional, a Spanish Cultural Center in New York. Organized by Autopistas del Atlántico (AUDASA), the exhibition shows a selection of the bridge’s photographies from professional and amateur photographers.