Friday, 15 November 2019

Enhanced engineering interest to Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat, 09.07.2012

   The members of the Chamber of Engineers in the Investment Design (CEID) in Bulgaria continue the visits of the construction site of the bridge over the Danube Vidin-Calafat.

  Over 80 engineers from the regional sections of CEID in Sofia, Russe and Veliko Turnovo got acquainted with the unique technology of the execution of the trans-border road and railway installation, used by the Spanish company FCC CONSTRUCCION. The specialists are especially impressed by the large scale of the construction, which in Bulgaria has not been known so far, by the stay cable bridge construction which is also novel in our country – the first Road and Railway Bridge over the river. With great interest the engineers got acquainted with the this type of foundation of the bridge piers, the assembly of the various types of segments of the bridge superstructure in the non-navigable and navigable channel of the Danube, the installation and tensioning of the vessels impact protections, the transverse tensioning – of both the superstructure of the bridge and the railway approach to the bridge and etc.

   Danube Bridge attracts more and more engineers and students in civil engineering. Over 400 engineers and architects from Bulgaria, Spain, Russia, Serbia, Germany, Italy and others, have visited the construction site since the autumn of 2010.

The interest in the specialized web-site of the “Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat”, where one can the monitor the progress of the bridge construction and the adjoining infrastructure to it, has also increased. In only five months  - from December 2011 to April 2012 (inclusive)  the site has been visited by over 49, 000 people, as the most numerous are the visits from Bulgaria, Spain, Romania, Canada, Austria, Germany and others. In May the site was visited by 10 208 people, and in June – 10 638.