Thursday, 21 November 2019

ITV Wales, UK at Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat, 15.09.2011

   Nick Powell, Colin Stevens, Sophia Terzieva shot a film about the construction of Danube Bridge Vidin- Calafat, which will be broadcast in October this year on at ITV Wales.

   The team is on a special visit to Bulgaria and Romania to record the sites that are constructed or reconstructed with European funding and to compare the absorption of the EU funds with the one in the UK.

  Eng. Julio Ruiz, Deputy Project Manager of the Constructor (FCC Construccion) and eng. Steve Pollard , Chief Engineer of the Construction Supervision of the Bridge (Ingerop/High-Point Rendel), talked with the reporters about the most important activities, which are being carried out on site, about the reasons that caused the extension of time for the completion of the construction and about the technologies used for the construction of the only railway stayed bridge in Bulgaria and one of the longest in the world.

   This is the first visit of ITV Wales in Bulgaria and the consecutive one of a prestigious media at the construction site of Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat.

   The journalists watched the concreting of one lift of the towers at pier PB11, the tensioning of the superstructure of the bridge at PB 10, shuttering works of the diaphragm of the superstructure at pier PB9 9 (in the navigable channel of the Danube), the preparation of the segments for the assembly, concreting of the cantilever of the road slab of the overpass at Vidin Entrance and the asphalt works at a section of the new alignment at road junction Novo selo.