US$1 billion bridge project for Ecuador

A new US$1 billion bridge project is planned for Ecuador.
Road Structures / June 7, 2024 23.1 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
A US$1 billion bridge in Ecuador will improve transport between Guayaquil and Duran – image courtesy of © Jesse Kraft|

Construction is due to commence in Ecuador for the fifth bridge of Guayaquil. The new bridge is expected to cost US$1 billion to build and work should start during 2024 if the current schedule is adhered to.

When the new bridge is complete, it will improve transport between Guayaquil and Duran. The project is being overseen by the Transport and Public Works Ministry.

The bridge is known both as the Viaducto del Sur project and as Guayaquil's fifth bridge project. In all the Viaducto Sur will stretch for a total of 44km. It will feature four separate bridge sections. Building the link will improve transport to and from Guayaquil's busy port area, a key economic driver for Ecuador.