Since September 2017, Freyssinet has been on site to carry out all of the suspension operations on the structure built over the Perené River, on the edge of the Amazon rainforest.
Located 17 kilometres from the nearest village, Pichanaki, this two-lane road bridge project is being led by Consorcio Pichanaki, which chose Freyssinet to design, supply and install two carrier tendons each comprising 18 hangers.
The first phase of work on the bridge started in September and is about to come to an end, while the finishing work will be carried out in April 2018.
This is Freyssinet's first suspension bridge in Peru; the final structure will be made up of an 8-metre wide steel deck and a central span 102 metres in length, with concrete towers 17 metres high.
The Perené bridge was initiated by the Peruvian Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communication and will give the Capachari community direct access to the road, meaning that residents will no longer have to cross the Perené River by pirogue. The suspension bridge will also provide a quicker route to the various banana, coffee and pineapple plantations; locals currently have to drive 3 km to a cable ferry to cross the river in their pick-ups.