Pasajul Basarab (Romanian)
|Carries||Motor vehicles, pedestrians, trams|
|Crosses||Dâmbovița River, Gara de Nord Rail tracks|
|Official name||Pasajul suprateran Basarab|
|Total length||1,920 metres (6,300 ft)|
|Width||43.3 metres (142 ft)|
|Constructed by||Astaldi SPA
FCC Contrucción SA
|Construction start||November 2006|
|Construction end||August 2011|
|Opened||19 June 2011|
|Daily traffic||est. 50,000|
The Basarab Overpass (Romanian: Pasajul Basarab) is a road overpass in Bucharest, Romania, connecting Nicolae Titulescu blvd. and Grozǎveşti Road, part of Bucharest's inner city ring. The construction was undertaken by FCC and Astaldi.
On 17 June 2011, the overpass was officially inaugurated, and was opened to traffic on 19 June. The project was completed in August 2011, when ramps and elevators for the tram stations were installed.
The bridge now accommodates the number 1 tram line, the only circular tram line in Bucharest that follows the inner traffic circle of the city.
The Basarb Overpass in numbers
The Basarab Overpass has a length of 1,9 km and is the widest cable stayed bridge in Europe, measuring a width of 44,5 meters (tram station, safety areas and two lanes for traffic in each direction) over the railways near the Gara de Nord train station (the average width measures almost 25 meters).
The two towers that sustain the 60 cables of the bridge have a height of about 84 meters.
Everyday, almost 50 000 vehicles transit the bridge.
- Pasajul suprateran Basarab Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- FCC and Astaldi executed the work on the Basarab Overpass in Bucharest Archived March 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Grupo IKC, 13 June 2006
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