Span of new Ft 53.5 bln Danube bridge floated into place
The span of a new Ft 53.5 billion bridge across the Danube at Dunaujvaros, south of Budapest, has been placed between the pillars, the chief engineer in charge of the project said on Thursday.
The 308-meter, 9,000-ton span was floated into place on eight barges over two days in an unprecedented engineering feat for Hungary, Tibor Szalay said. The bridge, which is 1,700 meters long including the ramps, will be completed by the end of June. It is being built by a consortium of Vegyépszer Zrt and Hídépítő Zrt. As many as 200 engineers and laborers are working at the site. The bridge is part of the planned M8 motorway.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.