Tiguilinta Footbridge in Guinea
Matière® currently operates in Guinea for the design, manufacture, transportation and assembly of a suspended footbridge. The structure is intended for the crossing on the Tiguilinta River of a raw water supply pipe for the mine. The intervention is carried out on the mining site of Bauxite extraction in Sangaredi in Guinea.
This pedestrian bridge is primarily a technological challenge, both in its design but also in its assembly, since the company rarely realizes this type of work based on cables and pylons. The latest was the suspended pedestrian bridge at Camp Coq in Haiti.
The bridge of Tiguilinta, extends over a length of 120 m. It consists of a main cable connected to two 8 m high pylon towers on which are suspended platforms to support the pipeline. The pylons are guyed to anchor beds. In addition, two cables are attached below the bridge to prevent lateral movement.
The design design and calculation notes were done by our design office. The work was then manufactured in Bagnac-sur-Célé, France, and exported to Guinea.
Despite a very tight schedule imposed by the client, the project was finalized in 4 and a half months after the signing of the contract, including more than a month on site dedicated to the assembly of the structure by Matière® teams