The Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic visited yesterday the construction of the bridge over Sava river at Ostruznica which is a part of the Belgrade Bypass and was present at the installing of the final parts of the steel construction.
The new bridge over Sava at Ostruznica is nearly 2,000 m in length. Mihajlovic said that the construction should be done at the end of October or beginning of November whereas the entire bypass should be finished in 2022.
– This is a unique case of bridge construction not only in Europe but in Serbia too and I'm proud about it. If Belgrade needs anything it's a bypass. When we finish the bridge we will have 27 km of road from Batajnica to Ostruznica, then we will begin works on Ostruznica – Bubanj Potok section and finally after that, after 2022 Belgrade will, with the bypass, have a completed ring road.
Steel bridge construction is the total length of 586m and yesterday the setting of the final part of the steel construction had begun and it is 80m-long, 12m wide, 6 m high and weighs 550 in the river span of Sava between C3 and C4 pillar posts in the construction of the left lane of the bridge.
The technical process for bridge construction was not only done performed for the first time in Serbia but n this part of Europe too. Physical realization makes 90% and financial 82%. The structure is a distinctive construction enterprise not only because of the construction technique, the engineers say.
Head of EIB Regional representation, Dubravka Negre also visited the construction works.
European Investment Bank (EIB) is financing the construction of the new bridge which is a part of the Belgrade Bypass. The entire project is worth RSD 4,1 billion.
Steel construction made in Sava shipyard is the distinctive feature of the construction process of this bridge.
The main contractor for the bridge construction is a consortium led by Strabag and the subcontractor is the Belgrade-based Mostogradnja.
The construction works on Ostruznica bridge began on January 19, 2016 in the presence of the former Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. The bridge will be almost 2km long and will be parallel to the old bridge. The bridge will be built within the project of the second stage of E-70/E-75 construction from Dobanovci intersection to Orlovaca intersection.
The project foresees the construction of the left lane of the motorway within the Ostruznica intersection zone, 1000m in length, and installing two toll booths. Te new bridge will be a twin bridge with the old one. The old Sava bridge at Ostruznica was built and opened for traffic in 1999 and the same year it was bombed during the NATO intervention.
Between 2002 and 2006 the bridge was reconstructed and opened for traffic again.