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One of the largest bridges in Brazil over a river, the Xambioá Bridge connects Tocantins and Pará and involved an investment of 93 million reais; the megaproject is 90% complete

14/11/2023 às 20:27
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Brazil's largest bridge over the river: connecting Tocantins and Pará, the Xambioá Bridge has 93 million reais in investments; megaproject is 90% complete
Brazil's largest bridge over a river, the Xambioá Bridge (Image / Reproduction)

Are you ready for some big news? The Northern region of Brazil, a giant in territorial extension and rich in biodiversity, is about to gain a new postcard: one of the largest bridges in Brazil over a river!

That's right, one of the largest bridges in Brazil over the river, the Xambioá Bridge, connecting Tocantins to São Geraldo in Pará, promises to be a true engineering show.

You know that story about depending on a ferry to cross the Araguaia River? Then you can start saying goodbye! A Xambioá Bridge, with its impressive 1727 meters in length and a budget of 193 million reais, will put an end to this dependency.

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And that's not all: the project é one of the largest investments in the region, benefiting not only the North of Tocantins, but also the Southwest of Pará.

A decade of waiting and now reality, the megaproject began in 2010

The idea of ​​building this bridge It's not today, no. Back in 2010, this conversation was already going on, but only now, after a lot of water has flown, has the mega project It's becoming reality. And it wasn't easy: between tenders, adjustments and legal disputes, the project had to work hard to get off the ground.

In addition to making life easier for those who need to cross the river, the Xambioá Bridge There is a cardboard in the logistics of BR-153. This highway is vital for transporting local production, mainly agricultural and mining.

And the bridge will boost the economy of the Matopiba region (Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia), which accounts for 10% of the country's harvest.

Engineering Challenges

build a bridge this size It's not easy, no. Heavy work had to be done on the foundations, with piles dug into rock and a lot of advanced techniques.

And ovare central? It was quite a challenge, built with a successive balance method. And the brazilian engineering showing how good they are at Paranauê!

And of course, with a project this size, the concern for the environment it's on the rise. There is environmental training for professionals, water quality monitoring and straight talk with local communities. Everything to ensure that nature remains beautiful and preserved.

After a bit of a delay, the The expectation is that the Xambioá Bridge will be inaugurated in 2023. And people are in the greatest anxiety, because this bridge is not just a work of engineering, it is a symbol of progress and development. It will be a before and after in the region, you can bet!

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