July 12, 2018

Major Gen. Hassan Abdel Shafi and Eng. Mohsen Salah Inspected the Giant Project of Rod El Farg Axis

Major Gen. Hassan Abdel Shafi - Manager of the Military Engineers Department and Eng. Mohsen Salah – the Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company inspected the giant project of Rod El Farg to follow up the work mechanisms and time schedules of the project, which is one of the major development axis in Greater Cairo. The project is executed under the supervision of the Engineering Authority for the Armed Forces. They were accompanied by Gen.Emad Saafan - Assistant Manager of the Military Engineers Department, Brig. Ashraf Al Arabi – Manager of the Engineering Office for the Engineering Authority, Eng. Tariq Saqr and Eng. Ahmed Al Assar - AC Board Members, Eng. Mofida Allam – the Roads Consultant in the AC , Brigadier General Ayman Saqer – the Project Manager, Colonel Mohammed Hawas – the Construction Manager of the project and a number of leaders in the departments of bridges, specialized structures and working departments in the project. It is noteworthy that Rod El Farg Axis starts from Teraat Ismailia street through Shubra Al Mazalat till the west of the Ring Road in the direction of Alexandria desert road K39 with a total length 12 km on both sides crossing the River Nile, as it passes through the Dulutian Street to connect with the axis of Fangri, Saad Salim Street and Teraat Ismailia to pass from the East to the Ring Road. The project includes 6 outlets and inlets in El Mazalat; and 8 inlets and outlets to connect with the Ring Road and a bridge on the West of the Nile, 400m length, 50m width and 14m height from the surface of the water and the width of the opening of the navigation of 120m, allowing the passage of floating hotels and was established by the system of moving vehicles and a bridge It is the largest bridge in the world, in terms of width, 64m in the middle and the largest navigational slot across the Nile, where the width of the opening of the navigation is up to 300m.

The Cable-Stayed Bridge is based on 6 columns (3 columns in the East and the same in the Western side). The columns rise 100 m from the surface of the water and are based on a base of 80 piles with 2m diameter and 46m depth. The bridge capacity is up to 120 tons. A number of obstacles were overcome during the implementation, including the utilities diversion in El Mazallat and Gizeret Al Warraq Island with a high population density. The Engineering Authority has a huge and an important role in the expropriation works and coordination between the different authorities.

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