The Integration Bridge is the second major traffic connection between Brazil and Paraguay, spanning the Paraná River, between the towns of Presidente Franco (Paraguay) and Foz de Yguazu (Brazil). The new bridge provides a much-needed boost in capacity for cargo transport, easing the bottleneck of the Friendship Bridge, first commissioned in 1965, which has hampered traffic for years. Access to the Integration Bridge will remain limited until May 2025 due to ongoing infrastructure work that will enhance access to the new bridge.
After review by Construbase-Cidade-Paulitec, the Penetron System was specified. PENETRON, a topical crystalline waterproofing material, was applied to all the joints of the consolidation plates of the bridge deck. PENETRON ADMIX, a crystalline waterproofing admixture, was used in the underlying concrete plates, and PENESEAL PRO, a spray-on liquid sealer, was sprayed over the entire bridge deck as a final coating.
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