Thanks to its geographic location, the city of Iquitos in Peru is isolated from the Amazon and its various tributaries. The city, an urban center, currently has a population of nearly half a million people – a population with limited transportation to the rest of the country.
Transportation in and out of the city is currently limited as only plane and boat trips are available. This problem will soon be resolved with the help of two Potain MC 310 K16 tower cranes.
The two machines, made available by Potain dealer ETAC, are helping build a 1,410-foot bridge connecting the city to nearby roads. The cranes will help lift and distribute 1,236,013 square feet of concrete, 6,600 tons of steel reinforcement and 6,400 tons of structural steel to various parts of the project.
“The Nanay Bridge will be the longest and most modern bridge in Peru, and we are proud to be supplying such an important project with some of the world’s most trusted tower cranes,” said Carlos Villacorta Canessa, General Manager at ETAC.
When completed, the bridge will connect nearly 4,934 feet of viaducts with elevated access across the span of the Nanay River, which is one of the many tributaries of the Amazon.
The entire project is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021 and cost around $ 168 million.