Situated on the motorway bypassing Rabat in Morocco, this way across the Bouregreg River is the longest cable-stayed bridge on the African continent. Spanning 954.30 m, it comprises a cable-stayed viaduct and an independent-span viaduct with prestressed beams. The architectural design, particularly of its 2 pylons, combines modernity and influences from traditional Moroccan culture.
Design, support for project management and detailed inspection.
To understand how the structure works, with its complex pylon shape, its thin deck and the specific features of cable-stayed bridges, static and dynamic studies were carried out on a PYTHAGORE spatial model. The calculations took into account the construction phasing, the soil ranges, scientific creep, turbulent wind and seismic activity. The inspection of the cable-stayed bridge's deck required a special crane to be imported from France to pass between the stays.