Golda Bridge is on the road connecting the Jerusalem city center with its northern neighborhoods. It is an overpass leading directly to the expressway on Menachem Begin Boulevard (Highway 50) along the western side of the city.
Shapir Group built two bridges from prefabricated segments, each weighing nearly 80 tons. The major challenge in this project was building with minimal disruption to the incessant traffic on the existing roadway while also preserving the trees and vegetation in the area. The bridge was built using a prefabricated construction method in which 101 segments were manufactured at a factory and transported to the field as a constructed unit and connected by a complex method of adhering and casting at the construction site by means of cranes that worked above the active roadway and without disrupting traffic.
Client: Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation
Period of Construction: 1996-2002
Financial Scope: Approximately NIS 150 million