Pedelta is in charge of developing the detailed design of the new bridge over Cross River, at the border of Nigeria and Cameroon. The contract includes the design of a new 492 ft (150 m) span bridge, its approaching roads and the structural assessment of the existing suspension bridge built in the 1950’s.
The project is part of the Transport Facilitation Program for the Bamenda-Enugu Road Corridor, on the Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway. It is financed by the African Development Bank and managed by a committee formed by ECCAS, ECOWAS, the Ministry of Public Works of Cameroon and the Federal Ministry of Works of Nigeria.
The project presents two main parts: the assessment of the existing bridge and the detailed design of the new one.
Regarding the existing suspension bridge, Pedelta performed site inspections, surveys and non-destructive tests, in order to inform the client on the cost of rehabilitation or dismantling of the structure.
Regarding the new bridge, Pedelta provided a full in-depth study, including the Alternatives Study (for both location and bridge type), Preliminary Design, Detailed Design, Bid and Contract Documents, Cost Estimates and Assistance on Contractor evaluation.