Longest Bridge in Danube's River to be completed by 2022

Longest Bridge in Danube’s River to be completed in 2022

 

The longest bridge in Danube’s River (i.e Braila Bridge) is to be completed in 2022. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea.

Braila Bridge is the longest bridge ever constructed in the Danube River. Because of the long length, the time consumed to cross the river will become quicker than previous.

Longest Bridge in Danube's River to be completed by 2022

In Europe, Danube’s river is the second-longest river, after the Volga in Russia.

The Danube has great economic importance to the 10 countries that border it—Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.

All of which variously utilized the river for foreign transport, the production of hydroelectricity, industrial and residential water supplies.

In Eastern Romania, Braila Bridge has been constructed by an Italian contractor We Build.

It is 3rd longest span bridge in Europe. It is completed, with a total length of 1,975m and a central span of 1,120m in length.

The Braila Bridge was constructed by We Build with the help of Astaldi, which has a 60% share in the joint venture with Japanese partner IHI for Romania’s ministry of transport.

IHI is a company that has a lot of experience in this field. IHI also has experience in super-long suspension bridges and also had completed the world’s longest suspension bridge which is named Akasha Kaiko in Japan.

Total 55% of work has been completed on this bridge. It is expected to be completed in 2022.

Preparatory activities are going on now underway to construct the bridges.

There are two supporting cables, which will be 40,000km of intertwining steel wires.

Segments have been utilized to prepare the deck of the bridge to be sequentially assembled in the same method as Webuild’s Genoa’s Giorgio Bridge. It has been built locally and delivered to the site through a river barge.

The estimated budget of Braila Bridge is about £411M  to construct with the costs having the four-lane suspension bridge, emergency lanes, and pedestrian and cycle paths.

 

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