Setraco Group


Bomadi Bridge

The Bomadi Bridge is the first bridge connecting Bomadi town, in Delta State Nigeria, to the main land through the Forcados river.
  • Client
    Delta State Government
  • Area
    Delta, Nigeria
  • Project Value
    50 Million USD
  • Initiation Date
    February, 2001
  • Completion Date
    June, 2005
The bridge consists of 36 m long spans with a total length of 612 m that crosses the Forcados river with a clearance of 10m.

The bridge’s substructure rests on Ø1300mm bored piles where barges were used for Axis in water. The bridge’s superstructure consists of simply supported 36m pre-cast post-tensioned beams.

The beam’s method of erection for the Bomadi bridge was based on extensive studies relating to the site’s challenging constraints. Generally, the delivery of the precast post-tensioned beams to the erection front is the determinant that influences the method of the erection system to be adopted. Setraco utilized a beam launcher capable of receiving beams directly from behind or below the erection system.

With this erection method, strand and winch lifting units were utilized, providing a safe and precise placement of the beams, and allowing multiple degrees of alignment and efficient rates of erection.

The project was a first of its kind as a launching system in Nigeria. It was a big challenge and was delivered with complete satisfaction from the Client.