Source: eKapija | Wednesday, 06.12.2017.| 11:47
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Negotiation procedure for design of Old Sava Bridge begins – Construction not to begin before 2019?

The Belgrade Land Development Public Agency has opened a negotiation procedure for the preparation of a preliminary design for the Old Sava Bridge, Beoinfo reports.

The procedure has been opened with the bidders selected in this year's contest – design companies CIP and DB Inzenjering, and the estimated value is around RSD 48 million.

– The new model of the Old Sava Bridge will unload the traffic, whereas the current bridge should serve as a footbridge on another location. The new bridge will have four traffic lanes, two on each side and tram tracks in both direction. On the New Belgrade side, next to to Staro Sajmiste, a completely new traffic route will be established for cars to cross over to that side – City Manager Goran Vesic says.

He says that “the construction of the Sava Bridge is at the same time the requirement for opening a tender for designing, financing and building a tunnel to connect the Sava and the Danube. The tunnel, which will start close to the current bus station, and end in the Despota Stefana Boulevard, close to the Pancevo Bridge, will reduce the traffic concentration by 14%”.

Bids will be submitted by January 4, and the tender envisages a deadline period for the preparation of a preliminary design for the bridge and a preliminary design for the accompanying structures of no more than ten months.

The selected contractor will be obliged to prepare the preliminary design for the Old Sava Bridge in line with the solution it offered at the contest. First prize was won by the Institute of Transportation CIP at the time, whereas DB Inzenjering won third prize. They will continue the negotiation process with the Belgrade Land Development Public Agency in order to reach the most economically favorable offer for the design.

The preliminary designs for the bridge and the accompanying structures will also determine the price of the construction and act as a basis for obtaining location requirements and the opening of a tender for the works, which is to be carried out in line with the rules of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers – FIDIC Yellow Book, Beoinfo reports.

As Politika writes, the construction of the new bridge might begin as late as the spring of 2019, because, following this tender, a tender for the contractor should be opened, which might take three to six months.
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