Viaduct sur le Vidourle - France
Launching of a steel bridge


SNCF France

Main contractor

Oc via CMN


Zwahlen & Mayr, Switzerland

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting


June 2015

Project Description

The viaduct sur le Vidourle is part of the new high speed train line Nîmes - Montpellier. It will be the first high speed train track for freight and passenger trains. Travelling time between Paris and Montpellier will be reduced to less than 3 hours. 

VSL Heavy Lifting was appointed to launch a 1,200t steel bridge over the Vidourle by 90m. During the complete operation the bridge was retained. Another speciality was the articulated jack support. Within the previewed time schedule the brigde reached its final position.