The residents of the port of Javel-Bas (15th century) change their horizon for a few weeks, and will no longer see the Lafarge-Holcim mixer trucks lined up on the shared-use quay, but this has nothing to do with the litigation of “Neighborhood” which has opposed them for a long time to the cement manufacturer: instead of the trucks, moved to the Victor port further west, these are … two huge barges 70 meters long, which will come and moor next night in below the Mirabeau bridge. Barges intended for the soon-to-be-launched construction site of the future Seibert bridge, between Île Seguin and the banks of Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). Almost 3 years after the deposit of the old metal bridge due to dilapidation. The initial renovation project, for 12.5 million euros, did not stand up to the diagnosis of the experts, who detected excessive and dangerous corrosion of the very structure of the steel bridge.
A port capable of supporting heavy loads
The huge barges housed in the port of Paris will be used to set up two spans of 52 m and 95 m, installed in 3 phases by November 25. Operations that must use a dock capable of supporting the weight of the construction engines, including a 27 ton modular trailer, jacks, construction equipment and materials loaded onto the two barges, and even the installation of a crane . Not all of the capital’s ports can withstand such a colossal load, it is that of Javel Bas, designed for transshipment of heavy packages, which has been chosen. Its platform height also facilitates the transfer of engines and equipment.
What should local residents expect, given the scale of the construction site, of which they host a sort of anteroom? “These installations and the nature of the transshipped packages do not detect any dust and no lasting storage, the noise is also very limited”, immediately assures Haropa Port of Paris, manager of the Parisian ports. The commotion will begin this Thursday until Saturday 6 November inclusive, then from Friday 12 to 16 November, then from 22 to 25 November.