Lisbon Orbital Road (CREL), Loures viaduct – Launching beam for the bridge box girder formwork plus auxiliary construction equipment

“S. Brás” viaduct – Overhead launching beam supporting the 40m span, 300 kN/m deck, formwork system

Client: MOTA-ENGIL, Engenharia e Construção SA
Launching Beam Fabricator: METALOCAR, SA
Total weight of the formwork system – 603 tons

“Labriosque” viaduct Launching Beams – 2 underslung beams were purpose built for this project. One was later refurbished and re-used on several applications in spans up to 44m and deck weight up to 300kN/m

Client: MOTA-ENGIL, Engenharia e Construção SA
Launching Beam Fabricator: TEGOPI, Industria Metalomecânica, LDA.
Total weight of the formwork system – 320 tons

“V1 and V2” Launching beams – Refurbishment of an existing beam plus fabrication of a new one to construct the viaducts on National Highway 205.4

These beams have been adapted for several projects and are suitable for spans up to 45m and 40.5m with deck weigts up to 280 kN/m

Client: MSF – ENGENHARIA, SA
Launching 2 Beam Fabricator: METALOCARDOSO, SA
Total weight of the formwork system – 400 tons

Other projects:


“Arco do Baulhe” - Viaduct over “Petimão” Creek tributary
Motorway A3 – Viaducts over National Highway 205-4 and “Laceiras” viaduct
Motorway A7 (Famalicão to Guimarães) – “Selho” viaduct
Highway 10 – Viaduct over the Tagus River in Santarém
Access viaduct for the new Bridge over the Sado River

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