This bridge represents the most important element of the future Belgrade traffic development, which is the inner half-ring road which stretches from New Belgrade to Pancevo bridge.
The new cable stayed bridge, passes over the tip of Ada Ciganlija island, carries six traffic lanes and a double track rail line as well as two pedestrian/cycling lanes. The bridge is a 7 span, continuous superstructure with an overall length of 964 meters and deck width of 45.04 m. The main support system is a single pylon asymmetric cable stayed structure. The pylon is 207 meters 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 constructed using a Design-Build approach, with the detailed design completed by the works contractor “Porr technobau und Umwelt AG”.
The City's council has agreed upon the proposal to take out a credit from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the amount of 69.9 million Euros for the construction of the bridge over the Sava river at Ada Ciganlija. The total amount to be invested in the construction of this bridge and its accompanying roads and ramps will cost 161 million Euros with 87.9 million Euros being provided by the city budget along with a 3 million Euro donation from the European Agency for Reconstruction. The construction of only the bridge will cost between 80 and 90 million Euros.
Of the 69.6 million Euros to be loaned to the city of Belgrade, 49.6 million Euros will be provided by the EBRD, while 20 million Euros will be offered by a commercial bank that the EBRD chooses. In addition, the EBRD did not ask for any guarantees from the Federal government as it assessed that the city was able to pay back its own debt. The total interest rate on the credit will be slightly less than 5 percent.
City of Belgrade
Sava River, near to Ada Ciganlija
2008 start - opened on January 1st 2012.