Yigal Yadin Road was constructed to improve access to/from Jerusalem by connecting Highway 50 (Begin Road) with Highway 1.
This project began in 1998. The interchange’s eastern portion, through which Highway 50 passes, was constructed above Highway 1. Shapir constructed the Yigal Yadin Bridge using a segment technology that, at the time, was considered the world’s most innovative method in bridge engineering. The bridge’s segments were transported to the site and assembled there, above the existing highway, without disrupting daily traffic. This challenge was realized thanks to the use of pre-stressed segments that arrived directly from the girder factory.
Shapir used 192 girder segments in which each segment weighed 60 tons.
The project was carried out between 1998 – 2002.