Longest suspension bridge in Latin America to be built in Chile
Chile begins the construction of the longest suspension bridge in Latin America. The bridge will connect the island of Chiloe in the Pacific Ocean with the mainland. The bridge will be 2,750 meters long; the construction will be based on three pillars the height of almost 200 meters.
The construction will be conducted by international consortium consisting of Brazilian company OAS, South Korean Hyundai, French Systra and Norwegian Aas-Jakobsen. The works are to be completed by 2020.
Chiloe is the main island of the Chilean archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The construction of the bridge was one of the campaign promises the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.