Thursday, 21 November 2019

FCC erected pier PB11, 18.11.2011

   Pier PB11 of Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat reached the utmost height – the third one out of four in the navigable channel of the river. The pier is 43,30 m high. There are 24 piles in its foundation at a depth of up to 78 meters. The pile cap, built in the shape of a truncated pyramid over the piles, is 6 m high. At the top of pier PB11 are erected two towers, each one 27,18 meters. To protect the foundation of the pier from potential collisions of ships or other heavy objects there will be 19 pairs of vessel impact protections installed, each weighing from 80 to 120 tons. Fourteen pairs of them have already been installed.

   The construction of the railway approach between abutment A1 and abutment A2 and the construction of the bridge deck are still going on in the non-navigable channel of the Danube River. The implementation of the bridge construction at the end of October is 70%.

   As far as the adjoining infrastructure is concerned, the construction of the road and railway junctions is in progress, as well as the direct approach road to the bridge. Finishing works are carried out in and around the buildings of the Passengers’ and the Freight Stations. The implementation of the construction works at the end of October is 78%.