The City of Belgrade and the Institute of Transportation CIP signed an agreement on the preparation of the project of a new bridge
, which should be built in the location of the Old Sava Bridge, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
During the presentation of the look of the new bridge on the Sava, Mayor of Belgrade Sinisa Mali said that CIP had been given 10 months to prepare the preliminary design and the preliminary project and that a tender for the construction was then to be signed and the construction of the 420-m bridge to start.
– We will get a new bridge with two lanes in each direction, tram tracks, bicycle lanes and beautiful lookouts which will fit perfectly with the Sava promenade – Mali said.
The mayor added that the agreement with CIP entailed the deconstruction of the old bridge and its preservation, so that it can be moved to another location, Beoinfo reports.
Talking about the location to which the Old Sava Bridge is to be moved, Mali said that the majority of citizens wanted it to either link the Zemun Wharf with the Great War Island or New Belgrade with Ada.
Mali reminded that the construction of the new Sava bridge is necessary due to the transportation capacities of the old bridge, the safety and the aesthetics.
He added that, in the next couple of weeks, two months at the most, and agreement would be signed with the planner that is to prepare the design of the tunnel to link the Sava Amphitheater with the Despota Stefana Blvd, the construction of which is to start in 2019.
– If everything goes according to plan, we will start building that tunnel as well in 2019. This way, we will reduce the transit traffic in the city's center by 11 to 14%, thereby improving the efficiency of traffic in our city – Sinisa Mali said.