The architects DISSING+WEITLING will be working in Brazil as sub-consultants to COWI, part of the JV partners, Enescil and Maia Melo, for the prestigious Salvador-Itaparica project in Brazil.
D+W are looking forward to add their unique expertise to this landmark structure, which at the same time will be the first major D+W bridge in Brazil.
The infrastructure project in Bahia State includes the 12-kilometre Salvador-Itaparica Bridge, which will connect metropolitan Salvador with the island of Itaparica, creating great opportunities for development on the island. The bridge will be the second longest in Latin America.
Significantly reducing travel time between the eastern and western parts of Bahia, the fixed link is expected to considerably boost the economy in the south-westernmost part of the state, which is among the poorest regions of Bahia. From an urban point of view, the bridge will create new opportunities for real estate expansion in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador.
A landmark bridge
The project includes a signature cable-stayed bridge with 70-metre clearance and a main span of nearly 600 metres. In addition, an opening span for oil exploration rigs will be provided. The bridge will carry a double-lane highway and will be prepared for local light rail traffic.