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THE HERCÍLIO LUZ SUSPENSION BRIDGE, BUILT IN 1926, HAS BEEN OUT OF SERVICE SINCE 1991 DUE TO HIGH CORROSION LEVELS AND STRUCTURAL ELEMENT IMPAIRMENT. A COMPLETE REHABILITATION PROJECT WAS DEVELOPED. IT INCLUDES THE REPLACEMENT OF THE IMPAIRED ITEMS AND FOUNDATION STRENGTHENING. AN AUXILIARY STRUCTURE IS EMPLOYED TO SUPPORT THE CENTRAL SPAM DURING THE REHABILITATION PROCESS. A CAREFULLY STUDIED LOAD TRANSFER PROCESS, WHERE THE CENTRAL SPAN LOADING IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE EYE-BAR TOWARDS THE AUXILIARY STRUCTURE, IS PERFORMED. FOR THIS PURPOSE, A SYNCHRONIZED JACKING SEQUENCE IS EMPLOYED. THE JACKING SEQUENCE WAS PREDEFINED BY MEANS OF NUMERICAL MODEL ANALYSIS
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