Pont de Normandie
Pont de Normandie is a steel bridge in northern France that was inaugurated in 1996. We were involved in the construction.
Pont de Normandie was a landmark bridge construction. When it was built in 1989-1994, it set a world record both by being the world's longest cable-stayed bridge and by having the longest distance between the bridge pillars.
Other bridges have since broken that record, but by the standards of the time it was a world record with a main span of 856 metres, most of which – 624 metres – was made of steel.
We were responsible for the fabrication and erection of the steel bridge deck, and also for the supply and installation of the cable stays. We also participated in the detailed design of the bridge, i.e. all design related to the steel part.
Bridge across The Seine
The bridge, which crosses The Seine, is located about 15 km east of Le Havre in northern France. When the bridge was inaugurated in 1996, it eased traffic pressure on the existing suspension bridge across The Seine, Pont de Tancarville from 1959.
Pont de Normandie is 19.7 metres wide with a two-lane motorway in each direction. The concrete pylons are shaped as inverted Ys and rise 215 metres above the river.