Supply of panel bridges in Madagascar
Matière® received an order for 3 MPB-type structures and a jetting set to constitute a ready-to-use stock to respond to climatic or technical crisis situations. This supply contract was accompanied by an assembly training provided on the spot by one of our engineers and addressed to the technicians of the ARM (Road Authority of Madagascar).
Heavily subject to cyclones, this country in Africa, the largest island in the Indian Ocean, has a rainy season, usually from November to March, which each year causes crises with dramatic consequences, in addition to the collapses of structures and, though, cuts in the road network.
Hurricane Ava, which hit Madagascar in early January 2018, left 51 dead and 22 missing and forced 54,000 people from their homes. Over the past decade, Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, has been hit by forty-five cyclones and tropical storms.
The technical characteristics of the 3 structures provided are as follows:
– 1 MPB, 7 modules (SSR), width 4.20 m;
– 2 MPB, 10 modules (DS), width 4.20 m.
A first bridge has already been temporarily installed on the RN 7 (road between Antananarivo and Tulear on the west coast of the island) to replace a Bailey bridge that had collapsed.