Ajaccio aluminium bridge – World record
Poralu Bridge (the new Poralu Marine bridge business) has just installed some exceptional structures. Three aluminium bridges each constructed in continuous lengths of 65, 55 and 40 metres long respectively.
These gigantic bridges connect the three Ducs d’Albe to the Margonajo jetty, which welcomes ferries, cruise and cargo ships, providing daily links to the continent. Intensive activity! The main objective of the developer CCI for Ajaccio and Southern Corsica was to secure and facilitate access to this jetty, built in 2011, whatever the weather conditions.
 Duc-d’Albe (or dolphin): post, steel tube or block of cement on which a ship can moor or rest in a seaport.
The span of the longest bridge, 65 metres, is a world record. It’s architecture and truss construction, which comply with the latest standards, have made it possible to install the structure without any intermediate supports. Designing, manufacturing in a continuous length, transporting and installing such equipment have been successive challenges and are a perfect illustration of the remarkable Poralu Marine expertise in working with aluminium. It was essential that the design incorporated all the strength necessary for such a long span without weighing too heavily on the Ducs d’Albe.
Design, construction and installation of the three aluminium bridges.