Braila Bridge

The suspension bridge over the Danube. It will be Romania's longest and Europe's third longest suspension bridge

Bridges & Viaducts

Start of works

2018

Progress status

55%

Data updated to august 2021

Braila, Romania
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Industry innovation and infrastructure Industry innovation and infrastructure

Among the suspension bridges over Danube River, the Braila Bridge will stand out for its records: designed to be 1,975 metres long, it will be Romania’s longest bridge, and Europe’s third longest suspension bridge too, due to its central span, which will measure 1,120 metres in length.

Works foresee designing and constructing a suspension bridge with four lanes, emergency lanes, and pedestrian and cycle paths. And also, 21 km of connecting roads.

The bridge will have two side spans, measuring 490 m and 365 m in length, with two 110-metre-long access viaducts (including the anchoring block). The bridge’s two main cables consist of intertwining steel wires with a total length of about 40,000 km (the Earth’s circumference).

The contract is included in Romania’s Transport Master Plan and is financed with dedicated EU funds (POIM – European Programme). The Client is CNAIR, a public company subject to the direction of the Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Works are being carried out by Webuild (at 60%) in joint venture with IHI, the Japanese company that built the Akashi Kaiko, in Japan, the world’s longest suspension bridge.

Technical data

Concrete (m3)

297,000

Steel (t)

52,360

Main cable (total km)

81

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