bridges and bypasses
David Ackerstein Ltd.
Transportation Master Plan Jerusalem & Moria Jerusalem Development Corporation Ltd.
Linom Ltd.

About the project

Completed in 2022, this bridge was designed to accommodate the last stop of the Jerusalem Red Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension.

With a maximum width of 20 meters and over 230 meters in length, this twelve-span bridge will be used as an LRT station serving Hadassah Hospital.

The method of construction consists of a post tensioned cast-in-place slab on falsework (scaffolding). The width of the bridge changes at the point where Track No.1 branches into two tracks and passenger platforms are added.

As there is a risk that large horizontal seismic forces that could act on the bridge during an earthquake, isolation devices were required in order to reduce the effects on the piers and foundations of the bridge. A Time History Analysis was performed due to the nonlinear characteristics of the bridge bearings and the unique bridge geometry.