Construction of new bridge on Sava in Belgrade to begin in 2020

Construction of a new bridge on the Sava River in Belgrade should begin in 2020, eKapija learns from the CIP Transport Institute, which drafted the preliminary design of the bridge.

Before the construction of the new bridge commences, the old bridge on the Sava will be relocated, and the citizens of Belgrade will be given the opportunity to choose from between the two locations for the old bridge.

“The relevant competition was launched in 2017 and we were assigned the project. After the competition, we completed the next project stage, which is the preliminary design, which was then submitted to the State Audit Commission. When the Commission approves the preliminary design, we are going to start drafting the main design, i.e. the project that we need to submit to obtain a building permit and begin construction works. The plan is for the contractor to be selected at by year-end, that is, to start implementing the project in early 2020,” Dejan Srejic, the chief designer at CIP and one of the authors of the preliminary design of the new bridge on the Sava, says.

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Visually speaking, the new bridge will not stand out much from the existing bridges on the Sava River.

“The new bridge will fit well visually with the existing bridges. However, in addition to parts of the structure designed to connect the bridge to existing Belgrade bridges, the new bridge also has a unique aesthetic. It will be asymmetrical to the point, with arches of different heights. The highest arch will be 6 metres tall. This asymmetry will set the bridge apart from other standard solutions,” it was said in the rationale of the preliminary design.  

The traffic profile of the bridge envisages two lanes, each 6.5 metres wide, a two-lane tram-subway corridor in the middle of the profile, of a minimum width of 8 metres, and two sidewalks of 3.3 metre each, which include one-way bicycle lanes. Along the perimeter of pedestrian-bicycle paths, there will be rest stops or rather lookout terraces which will overlook the river and the city.

The bridge will be 420 metres long.

(eKapija, 06.08.2019)


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