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CEMEX in Mexico supplies ready-mix concrete for one of the tallest bridges in the world

Date published: November 29, 2011

CEMEX has provided 40,000 m³ of specialty ready-mix concrete for Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge in the northern Mexico states of Sinaloa and Durango. Baluarte is one of the world’s tallest and most complex bridge mega-structures in the world. It is expected to open for traffic in early 2012.

CEMEX supplies concrete for world-famous bridge

Baluarte Bridge has a height of 390 meters and the longest free-standing span in the world at 520 meters long. This double suspension bridge has 152 high-resistance steel cables and will allow the crossing over the steep banks and precipices known as the Devil's Backbone. It accommodates 4 lanes and allows an average passage of 2,000 vehicles a day.

Supplying materials was a tremendous challenge, and CEMEX relied on its worldwide knowledge pool of concrete logistics to overcome it. As one of the leading suppliers of ready-mix concrete in the world, CEMEX has the know-how and expertise to deliver materials in the most challenging conditions.

Concrete's inherent properties—extreme durability, rigidity, and high reflectivity—make it ideal for large scale infrastructure projects. CEMEX provides its customers with tailor-made building solutions based on the thorough knowledge and application of concrete technology.

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