HomeBolívarThe third Orinoco bridge will be the second longest in America

The third Orinoco bridge will be the second longest in America

The restart of this work will generate about 10.000 jobs in the Bolivarian entity. It will be unique in its style and will have two floors: one for vehicle traffic and another for the railway track.

The announcement by President Nicolás Maduro, regarding the restart of work on the third bridge over the Orinoco River, implies a series of challenges in the economic, labor and social spheres.

It is necessary to start from a reality and that is that the country's entire macroeconomic recovery plan, promoted by the National Executive, continues to give results, since by resuming the construction of major works it indicates that the economy has achieved a significant rebound, returning a palpable normality in the daily life of Venezuelans.

The construction of this bridge, beyond the imposing view it offers, will strengthen an entire commercial dynamic between the plains and the south of the country, through the mobilization of products, thus increasing direct local consumption in the states of Bolívar and Guárico, in addition to a strategic connection with the Amazonas state and the rest of the country, shortening distances significantly.

National Economy

Once the reactivation of the third bridge over the Orinoco River was announced, the next day, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez; the Minister of Transportation, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán; Governor Ángel Marcano; and the vice president of the CVG, Alexis Rodríguez Cabello, carried out an inspection and the strategic importance for national trade was highlighted.

“Consolidating a new economic model, which includes the seven transformations, where the benefits of each region are exposed as poles of development so that they can add to the growth of the country is the route outlined by President Nicolás Maduro,” commented the vice president during the tour. supervision of the work.

Rodríguez explained that the Cedeño municipality (Caicara del Orinoco) of the Bolívar state, in addition to its natural benefits and agricultural production, also has, together with the Piar municipality (Upata), the largest reserve of bauxite, the main material for the production of aluminum. which has allowed the economy of the town and the nation to significantly diversify.

The Executive Vice President and godmother of the state explained that all stages of the construction of the third bridge will be directly and indirectly generating comprehensive growth in all the socio-productive areas of the Cedeño municipality, causing an entire harmonious development plan to be executed, adapted to the needs of each family.

“The national harmonious development plan is defined by the consolidation of comprehensive care for Venezuelans, which is why with the creation of this bridge also comes the coherent growth of the entire municipality in each of its corners so that it grows in an simultaneously in all its areas,” indicated the also godmother of the entity.

The second longest

The third bridge over the Orinoco River has certain characteristics that make it totally unique in its style, among them we can see that it will have two floors, locating the upper part for all vehicle traffic, divided into four channels, and the lower one as railway track. The latter will allow adding a new transportation dynamic connecting the south of the country with the plains and the west, also achieving a connection with Colombia and Brazil.

This bridge, which was baptized by Commander Chávez, as Mercosur, is 11 kilometers long, 20 meters wide and has 248 spans, which are the free spaces between two piers or piers.

In the technological and aesthetic aspect, once this bridge is completed, which will be the second longest on the continent, you will be able to see a cable-stayed viaduct with diamond-shaped towers that visually make it imposing, in addition to the civil and architectural aspect that brought together the use of materials such as steel, aluminum with Venezuelan seal and alloys of latest generation materials.

The Minister of Transportation Ramón Velásquez Araguayán pointed out that the reactivation of this megaproject has already defined a strategic route to follow so that its completion is sooner than expected.

“We began to make a complete inventory of each connection carried out, of everything that has been manufactured and everything that has been built. One of the most difficult tasks has been the construction of pilings in the river, which is already 100% built,” explained the minister.

Velásquez Araguayán commented that the work on this mega project will generate more than 10.000 direct and indirect jobs for the completion of the work.

He pointed out that it will also be necessary to incorporate Venezuelan companies that can take on the challenge, so that “in a reasonable time we can see the construction of this project that Commander Chávez started and that our President Nicolás Maduro has now instructed to attend to to raise the quality of life of all".


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