Beška Bridge

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Beška Bridge
Мост код Бешке
Most kod Beške
286. Beška, bridge on the freeway between Novi Sad and Beograd.jpg
Beška Bridge in 2008, before the second construction was built
Coordinates Coordinates: 45°10′11″N 20°4′47″E / 45.16972°N 20.07972°E / 45.16972; 20.07972
Carries E75 in Serbia
Crosses Danube
Locale Beška, Serbia
Official name None, usually referred to as Beška bridge (Most kod Beške)
Characteristics
Design Branko Žeželj
Total length 2.205 m
Width 14.40 m
Height 68.20 m
Longest span 210 m
No. of spans 42
Piers in water 3
Clearance above 50 m[1]
History
Opened 1975 (southbound), 2011 (northbound)

Beška Bridge (Serbian: Мост код Бешке or Most kod Beške) crosses the Danube river near Beška, Serbia on the A1 motorway, part of the European route E75. It consists of two identical prestressed concrete constructions, the first being completed in 1975 and the second in 2011. With 2,205 m total length, it is the longest bridge over the Danube.[2]

The first bridge was designed by architect Branko Žeželj, who also designed Belgrade Fair – Hall 1, Žeželj Bridge and the Prokop station. It was built by Mostogradnja from 1971 to 1975.[1] It was bombed twice and partly destroyed during the NATO bombing of Serbia on 1 April and 21 April 1999, but it was temporarily fixed soon after the bombing was over and reopened on 19 July 1999, as it is an important part of the E75.

A twin new bridge for northbound traffic was built right next to the old one between 2008 and 2011, by a consortium led by Austrian group Alpine Bau, and was opened on October 3, 2011.[3] After its opening, the old bridge was closed for reconstruction, to be finally opened for the designated traffic in August 2014.[4] The total contracted value of the works was €33.7 million, and it was financed from an EBRD loan.[2]

The bridge carries a full motorway profile, having two traffic lanes, hard shoulder lane and two pedestrian lanes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Novi most Beška pušten u saobraćaj" (in Serbian). Public Utility "Roads of Serbia". Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Otvaranje mosta Beška". Blic. 3 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ubrzo rešenje za most kod Beške" (in Serbian). Radio-Television of Serbia. 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Od nedelje bez saobraćaja na starom mostu Beška" (in Serbian). Blic. 9 July 2014. 

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