Chilean Group of IABSE
Chilean and Swiss Group collaboration: Watch the video (Click here)
Puente de Chacao is currently the largest bridge construction site in South America. The multiple-span suspension bridge with main spans of 1’055 and 1’155 m is progressing in the construction of all three towers and the anchor blocks. Following the collaboration of the Chilean and the Swiss National Groups for the Third International Bridge Congress in 2020 and the joint work in the Task Groups of Commission 5 Existing Bridges, the Chilean NG Chair Mathias Valenzuela and the Ministerio de Obras Públicas received Swiss IABSE Member Kristian Schellenberg for a technical visit on site, on 11 January 2023. Those who were present at the site visit included: Matias Valenzuela (IABSE Chile chair); Jairo Quinteros (IABSE Chile member); Carlo Castilla (Fiscal Inspector Chacao Bridge); Kattya Adasme (Responsible of south area Chacao Bridge) - presenting in the video; Felipe Romero (Construction Inspector Chacao Bridge).
A project explanatory video is available: Click Here