His Hon. Philippe Autie - the Ambassador of France in Bulgaria, visited the construction of Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat, accompanied by a delegation of the French Embassy, which consisted of Mathieu Bruchon – economic advisor and deputy head of the regional economic service and Xavier Vogt an intern in the Embassy.
“This bridge between Bulgaria and Romania will be a bridge of The Renaissance” – said the Ambassador Autie, after he listened to the presentation of the Project made by eng. Julio Ruiz, Deputy Manager of the Contractor, and eng. Michael Taylor, Chief Supervising Engineer for the Infrastructure on the part of the Supervision.
The execution of the Adjoining Infrastructure on the Bulgarian side is completed at about 91% and 81% - of the Bridge. The infrastructure on the Romanian side is completed at 95%.
The concreting of the in-situ segment of Abutment A3 has just been started from the Romanian bank to the last pier of the bridge РВ12. The assembly of the segments of the superstructure at the last two piers is going on, as well as the tensioning of the construction.
The assembly of the vessels impact protections is going on at the four piers in the navigable channel of the Danube.
The construction of the bridge deck has been completed in the non-navigable channel of the Danube, the completion of the last meters of the pedestrian zone is forthcoming.
The construction of the railway approach and the road infrastructure to the bridge is going on.
Part of the road junctions and overpasses of the Adjoining Infrastructure to the bridge are put into commissioning, and the rest are at their last construction phase. The buildings of the International Passenger’s and Freight Stations in Vidin have been completed, as well as the new railway track.
At the moment at the different sites of the project work 980 specialists and workers, 83,3 % of whom are Bulgarians and the rest – foreigners.