Gran Manglar Viaduct
Record: 5300 m
The Viaduct, a mega-project that combines modernity and respect for ecology
It is the longest bridge in the country and the third in Latin America in length. Save 50% of mobility to enter and leave Cartagena. It connects the city with Barranquilla and other regions of the Caribbean.
The Viaduct over the Ciénaga de la Virgen became the longest bridge in the country, an impressive work that is at the height of modern times, which will improve mobility between Cartagena and Barranquilla and also represents one of the instruments of development road and urban area of one of the areas with the greatest projection of Cartagena: the North.
This Viaduct is the third longest in Latin America and was baptized as the "Viaduct of Peace", in honor of the process that the government of former President Juan Manuel Santos developed with the Farc to reach the end of a war of more than fifty years.
It is 5.4 kilometers long of which 4.73 are on the swamp. An average height of seven meters and will save 50% of the mobility time to enter and leave Cartagena. The builders estimate that navigating the viaduct will save drivers approximately fifteen to twenty minutes of travel time. It had a cost of 2.3 billion pesos and was in charge of the Costera Cartagena - Barranquilla concession.
Some of the figures for its construction are impressive: sixty-nine thousand three hundred ninety-eight cubic meters of concrete were used, which is equivalent to three Metropolitan stadiums. Six million three hundred eighteen thousand five hundred kilograms of installed steel, which is equal to two Torres Colpatria. And its weight is one hundred sixty-six thousand five hundred fifty-four tons, which is the same weight of one thousand one hundred blue whales.
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