The addition of fast lanes to the Ayalon highway is one the largest megaprojects taking place in Israel. This bridges that are designed by Gash Bridge, Tunnel and Building Engineering Ltd.. They are located over the Glilot Junction to the north of Tel Aviv where the Ayalon highway intersects with Highway 5.
In order to span this busy, existing junction with little disturbance to the traffic and train line below, a combination of tall piers together with the Balanced Cantilever Method for the construction of the bridge deck was utilized. The spans of the bridges deck adjacent to the abutments are cast-in-place.
The first bridge is 740 meters long with a total of nine spans, the other one has seven spans and is 640 meters long. The longest span is 112 meters in length. The highest pier reaches a height of 23 meters. The height of the deck section varies from 5.6 meters above the piers to about 3 meters high at the center of the span.
Client: Ayalon HW Ltd.
Project Management: Etgar A. engineering Ltd.
Contractor: Ashtrom group Ltd.