Gadish was selected to play a major role in creating one of the modern symbols of the city of Jerusalem – building the Chords Bridge which is used by the light rail between Yafo St. and Herzl Av., without disrupting traffic at the entry point of the city. The bridge’s planner, Santiago Calatrava, is renowned mainly for the numerous bridges that he planned in Switzerland, Spain and Austria. Gadish Group was entrusted with the planning management, execution management and supervision of this important project.
The Calatrava Bridge – an arch bridge with 3 radiuses, about 360 meters long, with a span of 140 meters without supports, a weight of about 4,000 tons, and 70 cables, 100 piles
The complexity of building the bridge included preliminary works for executing infrastructures, executing traffic arrangements, pedestrian access and caring for the residents. In light of the proximity of the site to residential areas, every means possible has been taken to minimize the negative impact on the residents’ quality of life.
- Service: Planning management, execution management and supervision
- Customer: The Ministry of Transportation, Jerusalem Municipality and Moriah Company Ltd.
- Financial Scope: The project's scope is about NIS 280 million.
- Status: 2005-2008
- Years: 2005-2008
- City: Jerusalem