Etxebarri Bridge Bilbao - Spain
Skidding and lowering of a rail bridge

Scope of work

Skidding and lowering of the bridge
Skidding distance: 11.25m
Lowering distance: 535mm
Weight: 3,750t


Construcciones Balzola S.A.

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting


2011 - 2012

Project Description

VSL Heavy Lifting Spain was responsible for skidding and lowering of the new rail bridge for the Euskotren in Extebarri, Bilbao, Spain. The new construction is 80m long, 18m wide and is replacing the old bridge which was only 55m long. The new bridge was built adjacent to the old one. After completion the entire construction had been skidded by 11.25m and lowered by 535mm into its final position at the same spot as the old bridge.