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Old November 1st, 2010, 09:54 AM   #1981
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And let's not forget: 6 years and 5 companies to build a 17 km stretch of motorway.
How much time did they actually work on the motorway? Because I know the Government terminated the contract with the former contractor.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 11:42 AM   #1982
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Some cool pictures from atop of Basarab overpass in Bucharest:











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Old November 1st, 2010, 12:11 PM   #1983
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They say that this bridge over the railway is the WIDEST cable-stayed bridge in Europe. I'm curious if this is the case. Do you guys have other examples? Maybe some 3x3 or 4x4 cable-stayed bridges from European motorways.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 01:48 PM   #1984
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Maybe the Second Severn Crossing over the River Severn between England and Wales.

The 35 m wide deck carries 6 lane M4 motorway.



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Old November 1st, 2010, 02:42 PM   #1985
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Megyeri-bridge on M0 (2x2+e, can be widened to 2x3+e) is 36,16 m wide:
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The Basarab overpass is 42 m wide, but I don't know whether it's widest in Europe.
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The Basarab Bridge is 42 m wide. Hm... other examples? It can't possibly be the widest, maybe the widest in a city proper...

Use Google Translate on this page to see other nice statistics:
http://www.romanialibera.ro/actualit...an-204290.html
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I think the large width is due to the double tram tracks on the overpass.
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Belgrade's new Ada bridge is 45,2m wide - it carries six lanes for vehicular traffic, two tracks for a future metro line as well as two pedestrian/cycling tracks.





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The Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston is 55.7 meters wide and is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
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Belgrade's new Ada bridge is 45,2m wide - it carries six lanes for vehicular traffic, two tracks for a future metro line as well as two pedestrian/cycling tracks.
It will be a cable-stayed bridge? Thanks for the info.
The bridge looks quite nice.
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The Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston is 55.7 meters wide and is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
Cool info! Thanks, Chris! But in Europe, do you know the record?
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It will be a cable-stayed bridge? Thanks for the info.
The bridge looks quite nice.
It will indeed:


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I am wondering what's the width of the Vidin-Calafat bridge. Does anybody know?
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The Fred Hartman Bridge in Houston is a double cable-stayed bridge of 47 m wide.
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I think the large width is due to the double tram tracks on the overpass.
Isn't also a station there? so that will also take room.

As for road only, I doubt it will be more than 2x3 lanes.



From this render, will be 2x2 lanes.
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I am wondering what's the width of the Vidin-Calafat bridge. Does anybody know?
Can't find technical info about it. but the bridge will be with 4 lanes + railway in the middle + sidewalks on both sides and a 2.5 m. wide cycling lane on one of them.
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I looked on the project's website and checked the posted drawings but they don't mention the width.

BTW: The sidewalks will be an awesome thing! Imagine biking or walking there! Cool. I want to do that after it gets finished.
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Can't find technical info about it. but the bridge will be with 4 lanes + railway in the middle + sidewalks on both sides and a 2.5 m. wide cycling lane on one of them.
-2 road lanes in each direction (3.75m)
-one railway track
-a walkway for pedestrians and non motorised traffic (2.5m) on one side
-emergency walkway (0.75m) on the other side.

15m roads + 3.25m walkways + 3.75m rail

aproximation for rail: gauge = 1.435m + 1.15m on each side ~ 3.75m
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:28 AM   #2000
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Most of us have missed the fact that the Government has slowly started to focus on the so-called South Motorway (in yellow below), starting with tendering works for the most important by-passes on that route: Caracal, Alexandria and Craiova (in blue).

We may see the South Motorway completed before the south section of Corridor IV. It's definitely cheaper and easier to do since it's in a plain. All these by-passes, at express-road level, are currently funded by the EU, which makes it quite possible that the entire motorway will be funded by the EU.

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