Colombia publishes Pumarejo bridge tender

Monday, December 22, 2014

Colombia published the final tender rules for a 625bn pesos (US$282mn) construction project to build an alternate bridge over the Magdalena river.

The so-called new Pumarejo bridge will cross over the Magdalena river along the highway connecting the cities of Barranquilla and Santa Marta.

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Spanning 2,280m between towers and a total of 3,800m, Pumarejo will be Colombia's longest bridge upon completion, when it will be used as an alternate to the existing bridge connecting the Atlántico and Magdalena departments.

Bids are to be presented to Colombian road authority Invías by February 23 at 11:00 a.m. Bids will be evaluated until March 18, with the project to be awarded on March 31, the transport ministry (MinTransporte) said in a release.

Design specifications entail three lanes in each direction, clearances of 45m vertical and 380m horizontal, a median strip, and pedestrian and bicycle access lanes.

Works are to be carried out from 2015-18, MinTransporte said. To view tender documents in Spanish, click here.