The installation of the first pair of stay cables of the unique, in Bulgaria, combined railway cable-stayed bridge over the Danube at Vidin-Calafat has started. The beginning is at the eighth pair of segments of the superstructure of the bridge at pier PB9, which are among the most loaded. After the installation of the stay cables they shall be tensioned. Only then will it be proceeded to the assembly of the next pair of segments – the ninth one.
On each of the four piers of the bridge superstructure in the navigable channel of the Danube there will be installed 13 pairs of stay cables. They are made of high-quality stainless steel core, HDPE-protection and a metal pipe.
The installation of the cable –stayed construction is being executed by the Spanish company, subcontractor under the project “Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat” – BBR-PTE.