January’s collapse of the Chirajara Bridge killed 10 people.
Motorway concession company Coviandes has awarded Eiffage Génie Civil and the group's Colombian subsidiary Puentes y Torones a design-build contract for the new cable-stayed bridge at Chirajara, 100km from Bogotá.
This 446m-long structure will have a main 286m span, supported from two V-shaped piers rising to a height of 150 m above the ravine. It forms part of a programme to modernise the motorway linking Bogotá and Villavicencio.
The project involves four months of preliminary studies followed by 18.5 months of construction.