The overpass on the Marginal Pinheiros highway, 500 meters from the Jaguaré bridge in the western zone of São Paulo, brought about two meters (15) in the early Thursday hours. At the time of the break at 3:30 am, several drivers rode the road and nobody injured. Five cars have been damaged.
The site is the access road to the Castello Branco motorway and causes congestion in the region on this Thursday morning, the first long holiday day.
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Transport Secretary João Otaviano said that one of the compensator support plates, mandatory in high constructions, such as bridges, viaducts and handles, gave way. Otaviano said he expects more technical analysis from the technical teams.
"This is the structure that has been implemented, we intend to create an area of protection, take action in the environment, there will be a serious intervention in the region," he said. He said that you can not say how long the ban on the circuit will last.
According to the secretary, there were no signs of problems in the viaducts. "The structure functioned normally, and something has gone beyond the norm, some shifts, teams have to understand and protect the structure," he added. Otaviano assured that the city of São Paulo makes an assessment in all road works, but was "a special situation" (See a note from City Hall below)
The traffic is directed to the local belt of Margheli Pinheiros. The first descent point is located at the Cidade Jardim bridge. At 7 o'clock, the castles on the expressway Castello reached 4 km, up to Ponte Eusébio Matoso. On the local track is 3 km of slowness.
With all traffic to the local belt, drivers do not have direct access to Castello, which is usually done with the express line. According to CET, it is necessary to continue to Marginal Tietê and make a return through the Jaguaré Bridge, access to the Castello song.
One of the options to avoid movement is to enter Avenida Professor Frederico Hermann, follow Professor Avenida Fonseca Rodrigues, walk behind Villa Lobos Park and exit at Queiroz Filho Avenue.
The region also operates line 9 (Esmeralda), between Grajaú and Osasco, in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. According to Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM) the line has not changed.
The Fire Brigade and Civil Defense were called to examine the viaduct. The Traffic Engineering Company (CET) monitors the movement in place.
The Town Hall informs that the Civil Defense is in place, assessing the state of the construction of the viaduct that was given in the dawn of this Friday (15). Engineering teams of the Works Secretariat and Pinheiros Subprefeitura, in addition to CPTM, have been activated and the work is coordinated by the Integrated Control Center (CCOI). There is no record of victims.
The viaduct, which passes through the railway line CPTM (line 9 – Esmeralda) on the western section of Marginal Pinheiros, near the park Vila Lobos, gave way to about two meters.
CET monitors the occurrence and traffic in the region from the first hours of the holiday season to guarantee the safety of route users.
The aerial view shows the belt that landed in Marginal Pinheiros, in SP, this Thursday (15) – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
Air cushion of cars that passed the viaduct of Marginal Pinheiros at the moment the structure gave way, was released – Photo: Abraão Cruz / TV Globo
Cars that passed the viaduct at Marginal Pinheiros at a time when the structure died down – Photo: Abraão Cruz / TV Globo
Viaduto da Marginal Pinheiros cede – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
The congestion was created in Marginal Pinheiros, towards Castello Branco, after the problem on the catwalk – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo