Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge, Warsaw

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Maria Skłodowska-Curie-Bridge
Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie
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Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge
Coordinates 52°18′24.4″N 20°57′5.8″E / 52.306778°N 20.951611°E / 52.306778; 20.951611Coordinates: 52°18′24.4″N 20°57′5.8″E / 52.306778°N 20.951611°E / 52.306778; 20.951611
Carries Motor vehicles, Light rail, Bicycles, Pedestrians
Crosses Vistula River
Locale Bielany and Białołęka, Warsaw, Poland
Official name Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie
Other name(s) Most Północny ("Northern Bridge")
Named for Maria Skłodowska-Curie
Characteristics
Design Beam bridge
Material Steel,[1][2] Reinforced concrete[1][3]
Trough construction Steel[1]
Pier construction Steel,[1] Reinforced concrete[1]
Total length 795 metres (2,608 ft)[1][2][4]
Width 46 metres (151 ft)[2]
Height 9 metres (30 ft)[2]
Longest span 160 metres (520 ft)[citation needed]
No. of spans 10[1][2]
•45 metres (148 ft)
•65 metres (213 ft)
•110 metres (360 ft)
•160 metres (520 ft)
•110 metres (360 ft)
•66.66 metres (218.7 ft)
•66.67 metres (218.7 ft)
•66.67 metres (218.7 ft)
•60 metres (200 ft)
•45 metres (148 ft)
History
Designer Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft GmbH[2][3][4]
Constructed by •Pol-Aqua[2][5][6][7][8]
•Sando[2][4][9]
•Kromiss - Bis[2][4]
Fabrication by Vistal[1]
Construction start 20 May 2009
Construction end March 2012[10]
Construction cost ca. 977 mln PLN[6][11]
Opened 24 March 2012[5][12]

The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge (Polish: Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie) is a bridge over the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland, linking the northern suburbs of Białołęka and Bielany. The structure actually consists of three parallel bridges, two for motor vehicles and one for light rail, bicycles and pedestrians. The first two parts were opened on March 24, 2012 making it the eighth road bridge in the capital of Poland, and it is now complete with the first tram line launched 21 January 2013.

The construction, started with a sod turning ceremony on 3 June 2009. The work is carried out by Pol-Aqua in cooperation with Spanish group Sando and Kromiss-Bis.[13]

During the design and construction works the bridge was tentatively named the North Bridge due to its most northerly location. The President of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, announced that she would petition the Warsaw City Council to name the bridge after Pope John Paul II. However, on 1 December 2011 the bridge name was officially changed to Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge to honor the Polish double Nobel Prize winner, against the opinions of citizens and District Councils of both Bielany and Białołęka districts.[10]

Location[edit]

The width of the river at the bridge is about 650 metres. On the west bank of the Vistula the bridge forms an extension of gen. Marii Wittek Avenue,[14] and on the east gen. Ryszarda Kuklińskiego Avenue.[15] This is the second river crossing in Warsaw, after Most Świętokrzyski, which is at ground level on both banks of the river. At Białołęka, the route proceeds on earthen embankments, as well as at Bielany, where the route joins the Wisłostrada, the principal north-south route through central Warsaw. Here, is the most complex intersection in Warsaw. At this point the interchange connects five multi-lane streets, three tramway lines and junctions for local roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, Polska » Vistal Gdynia". www.vistal.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Iwańczak, Bartłomiej. "Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie". Leksykon Warszawy (in Polish). Faculty of geography and regional studies, University of Warsaw. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Nordbrücke Warschau Schüßler Plan". www.schuessler-plan.de (in German). Schüßler Plan. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "SISKOM - Trasa Mostu Północnego". www.siskom.waw.pl (in Polish). Siskom - Stowarzyszenie Społecznej Integracji Komunikacji. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie oficjalnie otwarty". Polskie Radio (in Polish). Polskie Radio. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "POLAQUA Sp. z o.o. - Dział Robót Mostowych". www.polaqua.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie Warszawa". www.urbanity.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie – najdroższy most w historii Polski". Blisko Polski (in Polish). Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Infraestructuras Sostenibles Sando. Multinacional lider en Construccion y Medio Ambiente.". Sando (in Polish). Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Most Skłodowskiej, nie Północny" (in Polish). tvn warszawa. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  11. ^ Czuderna, Piotr. "Polskie bagno urzędnicze - Most Północny po 10 latach oddany do użytku. To nie rekord". naTemat.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Most Północny: Jest pozwolenie na użytkowanie. Otwarcie w weekend". rynekinfrastruktury. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Pol Aqua signs zł.800 million Northern Bridge contract". Warsaw Business Journal. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  14. ^ http://bip.warszawa.pl/NR/exeres/674CD16F-F309-4250-B24F-4BE6F844E0A4,frameless.htm
  15. ^ http://www.poland.us/strona,25,16518,0,warszawa-ma-ulice-plk-kuklinskiego.html

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