Delivering more than steel
El Ferdan rail bridge

The swing bridge at El Ferdan was opened on 14 November 2001 by the President of Egypt, Hosny Mubarak as part of a major drive to develop the areas surrounding the Suez Canal near Ismailia, Egypt.

This bridge provides an essential rail link across the Suez Canal to the Sinai Desert in Egypt. The double swing bridge spans 340 meters, making it the longest bridge of its type in the world.

Approximate quantity

6,400 tons.

Scope of work

  • Preparations of shop drawings as per specifications and data sheets. 
  • Supply of carbon steel requirements for plates and sections.
  • Supply of hot dipped galvanized gratings and stair treads.
  • NDT requirements.
  • Application of one primer coat for steel structure.
  • Sandblasting to SA21/2 for painted items.

Time of completion

24 months.


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