20. December 2016

Extension of Zurich’s northern bypass

Progress of construction works documented with gyrostabilised Cineflex camera system and aerial photography

The extension of Zurich’s northerly motorway bypass is probably the longest construction site in Switzerland and its true extent can only be appreciated from the skies. As a reliable partner – celebrating our 25th company anniversary next year – Valair AG is proud to have been commissioned to document the construction progress with film and photo footage shot from helicopters until the construction work is completed.

A few facts and figures about the construction site

Zurich north bypass / photos provided by FEDRO

Around 200 construction workers, specialists and construction managers are currently working for the building contractor, the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), with more than 50 specialist pieces of construction machinery, cranes and countless lorries in operation along the 6km long construction site. The most impressive single structure is the 600m long covered section that is being created at Katzensee. This project will improve the countryside around the Katzensee lake for both animals and humans. Construction progress is already clearly visible along the route with building work taking place in two shifts, six days a week. In addition to this, individual construction teams are in action every night.

This vast construction site is very impressive when seen from the air, offering an almost beautiful perspective. It looks completely different from driving – or rather crawling – past it each day.

We would like to thank our clients at FEDRO for this contract and the trust that they have shown us. Valair Helicopters – your reliable partner for decades

Bildquelle: Photos provided by FEDRO

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