Pôle Gare de Chartres: the footbridge is laid

    The metal frame of the gateway to the Pôle Gare de Chartres is laid. Designed by the architects Lavigne & Chéron, this new 70-meter-long urban link will allow pedestrians to cross the railroad tracks and access the platforms directly via the “boom”, a covered platform adjacent to the bridge. Our teams carried out for this project the execution studies for Bouygues Travaux Publics and Techno Métal Industrie.

    After the construction of the piers and abutments, the installation of the steel structure of the bridge and the ice boom took place the last weekend of June, requiring a complete interruption of rail traffic.

    The boom is a glazed covered area located on one side of the future footbridge. It will allow access to the platforms of Chartres station via three metal stairs. Side elevators are also installed to facilitate access to PRMs.

    The framework, manufactured in Belgium by Techno Metal Industry (TMI) was routed in sections and assembled on site and placed on temporary supports. Over the next few weeks, the company’s teams will focus on the sealing of the final support devices, the installation of the secondary frame of the roof and glazing, and, finally, the laying of the coverings and equipment.

    The work should be completed by the end of 2019.

    Images © Techno Metal Industrie

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