Six teams bid for Rio-Niteroi bridge

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Six teams bid for Rio-Niteroi bridge

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Brazil's national ground transport agency ANTT has received 6 proposals for the new Rio-Niterói Bridge concession in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

ANTT has received bids from:

The object of the contract is to re-concession the 13.2 km bridge. The term of the current contract expires in May 2015 and the current concessionaire is CCR, which was awarded the project on 1 June 1995.

The project will involves the upgrade, operation and maintenance of the bridge for a period of 30 years. The project will also involve the development of a link to connect with the Red Line road system and the development of a connection under the "Praça Renascença" in Niteró to improve traffic flow.

The total project investment is estimated at R$1.3 billion (US$400.8 million).

The Rio-Niteroi Bridge, is a box girder bridge crossing Guanabara Bay, in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It connects the city of Rio de Janeiro and the municipality of Niterói. It is currently the longest prestressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world. From its completion in 1974 until 1985 it was the world's second-longest bridge.

During this month we have reported about several PPP projects in Brazil:

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