As a result of a structural rehabilitation work carried out by Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A., the Hercílio Luz Bridge reconnected the mainland and the island of Florianópolis from this Monday, December 30th.
This bridge, inaugurated in 1926 and interdicted in 1991, underwent a complete rehabilitation process, which included the replacement of the structural bearing of the main towers, the reinforcement and rehabilitation of foundations, the rehabilitation of the steel structure, the replacement of eye bars, cells and swing bolts, including load transfer work, and the application of new road, pedestrian and cycle decks.
28 years later, the Hercílio Luz Bridge reopens to the public, following a phased schedule of vehicle traffic clearance in the structure, disclosed and supervised by the Florianópolis City Hall.
The reopening ceremony began at 10 am on Monday and features commemorative events until next Sunday, January 5, including several musical and cultural attractions. You can follow the festivities here, through the “NDMais” website.
Photo Credits: Flávio Tin/ND