Rising of highest European bridge
After a few decades, Belgrade, Serbia’s capital city, will have one more bridge over the Sava River. Gazela bridge, the most important Belgrade bridge was built in 1970 over river Sava, for daily traffic of 40 000 vehicles per day, as a part of European corridor X and main connection for Belgrade and New Belgrade part. Rising demand for more than 2 million people, produced in 2009. crossing the bridge by 160 000 vehicle per day. It was clear that capacity was reached a long time ago, so Belgrade authorities decided to build new bridge.
Work on the new Belgrade bridge started in 2006. Preliminary Design was completed by Ponting Maribor, DDC Ljubljana & CPV Novi Sad. Construction work started on April 14th 2009 and will be completed by 2012. This bridge will have one Pylon with a height of 200m, a 45m width with 6 highway lanes, and a two tram lanes. With a span of 367m, deck of 45m and One-stand Pylon, this bridge will be in top 10 European highest bridges in this category.