Diamond-shaped pylons rise 344' above the banks of the Otun River in the Andes Mountains to create Colombia’s longest cable-stayed main span at 692'. The bridge dedication in 1997 completed a 20-year dream of providing a rapid, safe and economic crossing to connect the cities of Pereira and Dosquebradas. The bridge safely withstood a severe earthquake that devastated nearby buildings.

FIGG provided the pylon shapes and the expertise for the cable-stayed design concepts, cable stay specifications, special superstructure details and construction methods as a consultant to Integral of Colombia, and funded through the Washington, DC based Inter-American Development Bank (http://www.iadb.org/en/inter-american-development-bank,2837.html)

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