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Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Pipeline bridge
Built: 2004 - 2005
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Papua New Guinea, Asia
Location description:

The pipeline bridge crosses Hegigio River in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Coordinates: 6° 19' 38.78" S    143° 6' 19.36" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 470 m
side span (south) 87 m
deck height above valley floor or water 393 m
tower height above valley floor or water 428 m

Materials

cables steel wire
towers steel

Chronology

January 2004

Design commencement.

December 2004

Begining of construction.

November 2005

Completion of construction.

March 2006

First oil pumped through the pipeline.

Notes

As the northern abutment only had helicopter access, the bridge was constructed by flying fox methods from the south abutment.

Multiple 15.2mm strands were used for the cables. Prestressed permanent ground anchorages constitute the anchorages.

Participants

Design
Engineering
Contractor
Cables
Cable steel supplier

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0022154
Created: 08/07/2006
Last Updated: 29/07/2014