History of the Royal Bridge in Orizaba: when and why it was built – El Sol de Orizaba

History of the Royal Bridge in Orizaba: when and why it was built – El Sol de Orizaba
History of the Royal Bridge in Orizaba: when and why it was built – El Sol de Orizaba

Orizaba has charm for local passers-by and visitors from any point in the republic or even from abroad. The Magic Town lives up to its name and there is always an option to spend the dayhave fun and, of course, take a selfie alone or with friends.

Iconic buildings, museums, avenues, parks, churches and countless other places They are available to discover and enjoy, even a long weekend.

We refer to the Puente Real, a bridge inaugurated in 2017 as a solution to make the passage of the train safe. At night it is possible to see the bridge illuminated

According to the website of Carlos Fernández Casado, SL Oficina de Proyectos, the company in charge of designing the work—which was carried out by Mexpresa, a construction company specializing in bridges and large buildings—, The Puente Real is a cable-stayed bridge that was designed to fit the streets that converge at the railroad crossing.so the side spans are straight and the central one curved, with a radius of 700 m. It is noteworthy that the towers have a total height of 25.5 metres and 16.5 metres above the deck.

Furthermore, as proof of its endurance, While its construction was being carried out, two earthquakes occurred and the structure suffered no damage.

What is a cable-stayed bridge?

In the “Experimental study of a cable-stayed bridge”, by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation and the Mexican Institute of Transportation, they point out that “The design and technology of cable-stayed bridges were developed primarily in the late 20th century to enable the construction of bridges with greater spans and heights, in addition to the aesthetics and architectural versatility they allow.”

That is to say, the idea of These cable-stayed bridges date back to 1784, and the early 19th centuryIn Europe, they began to build this type of large suspension bridges that used a bracing system of cables or chains.

What are the most famous cable-stayed bridges?

Cable-stayed bridges, In addition to being safe, they are a treat for the eyes.since their structure makes them very attractive.

Some of the most famous cable-stayed bridges are Brooklyn’s bridge in New York; the Alamillo Bridge, in Spain; the Millau Viaduct, in France; the Russki Island Bridge, in Russia; and here in Mexico is the Baluarte Bicentennial Bridgebetween Durango and Sinaloa; the Dog Claw Stretched Railway Bridger, in Quintana Roo; the Matute Remus Bridge, in Jalisco; the Tampico Bridge, in Tampico; the Vidalta Bridge, in the State of Mexico; the Mezcala Solidarity Bridgein Guerrero; the Unity Bridge, which connects Monterrey and Nuevo León.

Are there cable-stayed bridges in Veracruz?

Veracruz also has a well-known cable-stayed bridge that you have probably crossed on some occasion when you travel to the southern part of the state, it is of the Ing. Antonio Dovalí Jaime Bridge, located between Minatitlá and Ixhuatlán del Sureste.

And since 2017 it also joins eThe Royal Bridge, in Orizabawhich is located on Eje 6, which you cross when entering the city. So now you know the story to encourage you to visit it.

 
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