Source: Grad Beograd | Thursday, 01.01.1970.| 13:52
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Project : Bridge across the Sava river in Belgrade

Spanning the river Sava at the tip of Ada Ciganlija, the proposed new structure is going to be a single-pylon cable stayed bridge. As the most significant element of the Belgrade Inner City Semi-Ring Road, the new structure will provide increased network capacity, for both local and transit traffic. With its 200m high pylon and 376m span, the bridge will become a significant landmark of the City of Belgrade and its transportation infrastructure.

Belgrade Land Development Public Agency is commencing construction of Stage 1 of a new road section around the centre of Belgrade called “Inner City Semi-Ring Road” (ICSRR) with a third major road bridge across Sava River and associated approach roads, connecting Toshin Bunar to Radnicka intersection.

The project is being co-financed by the City of Belgrade (the City), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and other financiers.

In order to assist with the implementation of the project, the City of Belgrade has selected a Consultant to perform the role of Project Manager and Engineer (PME) for the project. Following an international competitive tender, the Louis Berger Group, with main international offices in Washington DC, USA and Paris, France, and representative offices in Belgrade and Bucharest, were awarded the contract for provision of the PME services.

In Summary Project Participants to-date are as follows:
  • The City of Belgrade – PMU
  • Land Development Agency of Belgrade – PIU
  • EBRD
  • City Technical Advisor Committee
  • The Louis Berger Group of Washington, USA and Paris, France – Project Manager and Engineer (PME)
  • Joint Venture: PORR Technobau und Umwelt AG; SCT dd.; DSD Bruckenbau GmbH
  • "Hidroprojekt – saobracaj", Belgrade, Serbia – North Approach Roads Detailed Designer
  • "Centar za puteve Vojvodine" (CPV), Novi Sad, Serbia – South Approach Roads Detailed Designer
  • IM Projekt, Belgrade, Serbia - Pastroviceva Street Detailed Design

  • The role of the Project Manager and Engineer for the Sava Bridge has been entrusted to the Louis Berger Group of Washington DC, USA. They are being supported in their duties by a local partner, the EuroGardi Group of Novi Sad, Serbia.

    The Louis Berger Group, an independent private consulting company founded in 1953, specialises in providing assistance in the study, design, and implementation of infrastructure projects in industrialised, transition and developing countries.

    The Louis Berger Group has a permanent staff of almost 5,000 people and several thousands of contract experts currently working for over 100 foreign governments and international organisations, in several hundred offices throughout the world.

    The European Headquarters of the Louis Berger Group are in Paris, France. The Firm also maintains representative offices in Belgrade and Bucharest with other local project offices spread throughout the region, including Serbia and the neighbouring countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Romania.

    Our work on an extensive number of major infrastructure projects in all the former Yugoslav Republics ever since the early ‘80s illustrates our familiarization with many engineering, institutional, management, environmental and local issues related to infrastructure development projects throughout Central and Eastern Europe, including Serbia. Some of the most recent projects are listed by country below:

    • Management and supervision of the reconstruction of Sloboda cable-stayed bridge in Novi Sad;
    • Feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for Sarajevo Bypass; management of the rehabilitation of highways, motorways, bridges and other structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    • Feasibility Study for two Highways in Montenegro (on-going);
    • Consulting in Management of Major Motorway Construction Project – National roads: Gradiska- Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska;
    • Supervision services for upgrading the existing Tetovo Bypass, and Phase III of the Negotino to Demir Kapija Motorway, Macedonia

    Louis Berger has been repeatedly rated by the independent and prestigious “Engineering News Record” publication ( as one of the top fifteen international design firms.

    About Euro Gardi Group from Novi Sad

    Our local partner, Euro Gardi Group is a leading consulting engineering company in Serbia with vast national and international experience in development of feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed designs, preparation of contract documents and technical specifications for the works contracts and construction management on major engineering projects both in the country and abroad.

    In the last five years, the company has successfully completed several major bridge projects in Vojvodina, Serbia, including two cable stayed bridges over the Danube and the Tisa river.

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    The Project is divided into three separate segments:

    The total Project includes the sections from Toshin bunar (to the North of the Sava River) to Radnicka intersection (south of the Sava River), including the new Bridge over the Sava River providing an additional crossing point for traffic traveling between Novi Beograd and the central areas of the City. The bridge and the associated roads will form the first phase of the first section of the Inner City Semi-Ring Road.

    The Bridge

    The new cable stayed bridge, will pass over the tip of Ada Ciganlija island, carry six traffic lanes and a double track light rail line as well as two pedestrian/cycling lanes. The bridge is a 6 span, continuous superstructure with an overall length of 929 metres and deck width of 45.04 m. The main support system is a single pylon asymmetric cable stayed structure. The pylon is 200 metres high.

    The Preliminary Design was completed by Ponting Maribor, DDC Ljubljana & CPV Novi Sad in 2006, as a first-awarded concept design proposal on international competition in 2004. The bridge is to be constructed using a Design-Build approach, with the detailed design to be completed by the works contractor “Porr technobau und Umwelt AG”. The contract will be administered under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build, (First Edition, 1999).

    The north approach roads

    The total length of the north approach roads is 6812 metres with 2460 metres at ground level and 4352 metres elevated. The works are to be contracted on the basis of a re-measurement contract, with the Employer providing the works contractor with a detailed design. Procurement of works will be by international competitive tendering in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations of the Republic of Serbia. FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, (First Edition, 1999) are going to be the basis for administering this contract.

    The south approach roads

    The total length of the south approach roads is 9950 metres with 2980 metres at ground level and 6970 metres elevated. Procurement and contracting arrangements will be the same as for the north approach road.

    Dependent on the Project development, the Access Roads could be divided in more than two Works Contracts.

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