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Switzerland

The European

Mabey Delta

Bridge

The procurement arm for the Swiss Federal

Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and

Sport, armasuisse, has become the first Eu-

ropean customer for Mabey Bridge’s Delta

Bridge.

The new, single span, 90 m Delta bridge

will cross the Rhine river close to Chur, the

capital of the Swiss Canton of Graubünden.

The new bridge will be used by the Swiss army for

transporting troops to and from their live-firing ranges in

Rossboden. The Rhine river bisects the ranges and

the Swiss military will restrict the new bridge to

use by its troops and their equipment, which will

greatly enhance the safety of the local population.

The new Delta bridge replaces two old, 2 span

Medium Girder Bridges and will have a 4.2 m road

width, so capable of carrying the Swiss Army’s

combat vehicles.

Mabey Bridge has supplied the Delta bridge

to numerous customers around the world, from

Canada to Chile and from Pakistan to the Philip-

pines, but this will be the first bridge to be built in

Europe.

Commenting on the new commission, Martin

Andrews, Military Sales Manager for the company

said,

“We have a long tradition of supplying

Logistic Support Bridges to armed forces

around the world, including the Swiss Army.

Because of its unrivalled 90 m single span,

the Delta bridge was the right solution for

this particular application as it removed the

need for an intermediate pier. armasuisse

is responsible for civil protection as well

as defence, and this bridge installation

will go a long way to meeting both those

requirements”.

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