Southern Bridge

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Southern Bridge
Dienvidu tilts
South bridge seen from Latvian Academy of Sciences.jpg
Crosses Daugava
Locale Riga, Latvia
Material steel, concrete
Total length 803 metres (2,635 ft)
Width 34.28 metres (112.5 ft)
Height 13 metres (43 ft)
Longest span 110 metres (360 ft)
No. of spans 7
Clearance above 8.5 metres (28 ft)
Construction start 2004
Opened 2008

The Southern Bridge (Latvian: Dienvidu tilts) crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia.[1][2] The bridge was constructed between 2004 and 2008, and was opened on November 17, 2008. Construction of the access roads lasted until 2013.

The government control commission in the report for January 2002 to September 2008 showed that, during that period, costs increased fivefold - from a planned 108.84 million lats to 570.14 million lats.[3] The third and final stage of construction was halted due to lack of funding, but was finished in 2013.


  1. ^ "Guys are installed to the Southern Bridge". 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Dienvidu tilta maģistrālie pievedceļi" (in Latvian). Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  3. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 56°54′58″N 24°9′28″E / 56.91611°N 24.15778°E / 56.91611; 24.15778