Record Pace Installation of Stay Cables for Bridge
Madeira's discoverer is said to have landed in Machico Bay in 1419. What now is the second largest city of Madeira had kept its tranquil character as a fishing village in the shadow of the capital of Funchal since 1497. Only recently have more and more tourists "conquered" the city, causing a strong construction boom. The new congress center in the city center with an old town and tourism infrastructure and the harbor that was extended in summer 2004 are separated by the Machico river.
A new bridge over the Machico river was built to improve the linkage between the old town and the harbor. DSI Portugal supplied a total of eight DYNA Grip® Stay Cables and Stay Cable Anchorages for the visually very appealing stay cable bridge. Two specialists of DSI's licensee SM7 from the Czech Republic and Tecnasol from Portugal each assisted DSI Portugal with the installation work.
The close cooperation of all parties involved enabled the successful installation of the eight DYNA Grip® Stay Cables in the new bridge in a record time of only 11 days.