Chile receives three bids for bridge concession

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Chile receives three bids for bridge concession

Chile's public works ministry (MOP) has received three bids for the international tender to build and operate the Industrial bridge concession in southern region VIII. The firms bidding are the following:

Technical and economic offers were received and opened on November 15th, while economic offers are scheduled to be opened December 13th, according to a notice published on MOP's website.

The bridge will go across the Biobío river and connect the Hualpén and San Pedro de la Paz municipalities. Work involves construction of a 2.5km, four-lane bridge, as well as access roads and roads to connect the bridge with Ruta 160 highway, for a total of 6.5km of work.

The project also entails construction of a train overpass, drainage, pedestrian and bicycle lanes, lighting and safety features.

The 30-year concession has an estimated investment of  US$210 million.

Construction is scheduled to start during the first semester of 2014 and start of operations will happen in early 2017.

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