Protections at the Danube Bridge Vidin-Calafat

Sonya Machorska

On that date, in 2012, the erection of the ship’s crash protection elements on the last pillar of the Bridge – PB12, the closest to the Romanian coast.

A total number of 19 pairs of the vessel protections are assembled at the four piers of the bridge in the navigable channel of the river. The elements, each of weight from 80 to 120 tons, are produced in the production plant of the company – executor of the Project, FCC Construccion, situated in Free Zone –Vidin.

By January 20, 2012, the PB9 pier had been placed 9 pairs, at pier PB10 – 12 and at pier PB11 – 14 pairs. The assembly of the segments from the superstructure of the bridge at piers PB9 and PB10 is going on. A total number of 178 segments, of weight up to 240 tons, build the body of the bridge in the navigable channel of the Danube. In the non-navigable channel of the river their number is 650. The assembly of the stays at the first two piers in the navigable channel of the Danube is going on – 11 pairs are assembled at pier PB9 and five – at PB10. At each of the four piers in the navigable channel of the river there will be 13 pairs of stays.

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