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Amazing new pics (February '04) from the official site of Rio-Antirio Gefyra :)









 

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Just look how beautiful that looks. :angel1:
 

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Photographs by night and by day. The bridge will be ready in August !

http://www.****.gr/forum/attachments/26-5-2004_059.jpg
http://www.****.gr/forum/attachments/Rio_bridge1.jpg
 

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In answer to my own question...

per this article from Ekathemerini, the Rio-Antirio bridge will open the day BEFORE the Olympics begins! What a showcase for the nation of Greece!

Athens road, ail projects at the finish
Rio-Antirio bridge on Aug. 12

Two major road projects will be opened for use today, initiating a hectic period of similar inaugurations of transport projects that will culminate in the opening of the Rio-Antirio bridge to traffic on August 12, a day before the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony.

The schedule, including the early opening of the Rio-Antirio bridge, was announced yesterday by Environment and Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias.

Souflias said that the bridge would be ready to accept traffic on August 12, almost two months ahead of schedule. The bridge (which has a total length of 2,883 meters, with 2,256 meters of it representing the world’s longest cable-stayed suspended deck in five spans) will link the western Peloponnese with central Greece and will greatly speed up connections with western and northwestern Greece. Tolls for passenger cars will be 10 euros, but economy-minded drivers will still be able to use ferries. The Olympic Flame will cross the bridge on August 8.

Targeting some of his colleagues who have said that only the presence of the current conservative government, elected on March 7, allowed these projects to be completed on time, Souflias remarked that “it would be stupid and immoral to claim the projects were made by the (conservatives). Citizens know that the projects began and were to a large extent pursued under (the Socialist government) and completed by our efforts.”

Today, a 3-kilometer (1.8-mile) extension to the Kifissou Avenue ending at a major interchange at Neo Faliron will open to traffic by noon. This is expected to provide much easier access to the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway and ease congestion in southwestern Athens. Also today, the Kymis Avenue extension will open, providing a fast link from the Olympic Village to the main Olympic complex.

During the weekend, subway stations at Halandri and Doukissis Plakentias will open, extending Line 3 of the Athens Metro. Early next month, the line will extend to the airport.

On Monday the marathon route will be opened, followed by part of the Athens-Corinth highway on July 29.
 

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Thanks, george ts!

That is one BEAUTIFUL bridge! I can't wait to drive across it someday.

Are there any plans to make it possible for a passenger train to cross the bridge someday??
 
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Meh...there are much better bridges in other European countries.
 

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@ Atlantico

in considaration in what better?
this Bridge which has a total length of 2,883 meters, with 2,256 meters of it the world’s longest cable-stayed suspended deck in five spans
I thing this says everything

Cheers :cheers:
 

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What a ridiculous and unimformed criticism, Meh. What do you mean by "better" bridges? Thats an idiotic thing to say.

The RA bridge has been long needed and it's a great addition to the Greek infrastructure. Additionally, it's not only functional, it's beautiful. As a Hellene, it makes me proud to look at it!
 

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What a ridiculous and unimformed criticism, Meh. What do you mean by "better" bridges? Thats an idiotic thing to say.

The RA bridge has been long needed and it's a great addition to the Greek infrastructure. Additionally, it's not only functional, it's beautiful. As a Hellene, it makes me proud to look at it!
:jk: :cheers:
 

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The night photos are fantastic, and it is a wonderful and scenic location for the bridge. Maybe there are better in some people's opinions but this is a pretty good one.
 
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Rio-Antirio Bridge Officialy opened

Hi, the bridge was officialy opened in Saturday 7th Aug 2004. I can not figure out how to inser picture. I have prety much of them. Any help ?
 
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