Pisgat Ze’ev Bridge
The Pisgat Ze’ev Bridge, constructed in the early 2000s, serves until today as the sole point of entrance to Pisgat Ze’ev from the direction of the French Hill neighborhood in Jerusalem.
The Pisgat Ze’ev Bridge was constructed from prefabricated elements and cast pillars up to a height of 30 meters and a length greater than 300 meters. Until today, this type of construction, in a mountainous terrain and above a wadi, is considered complex and complicated.
This project was considered very innovative in its time. The railroad bridge was constructed using a very large “crawler” crane, the first of its kind in Israel during those same years, and in the use of expansion joints to preserve the bridge’s durability and flexibility against changes in the area, like weather changes and ground tremors.
Client: Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation
Period of Construction: 2000–2003.