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 The Bridge of Rion-Antirrio "Charilaos Trikoupis"

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A new era in traffic and transport started throughout Western Greece, with the completion of the work of Rion- Antirrio Bridge.

 

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The Bridge Charilaos Trikoupis (It was named so to commemorate the first Greek politician who envisioned the project), at last it is a reality ,which changed dramatically the the geopolitical and economical data of the whole region, annihilating distances and creating new substance .

 

In 2004 the ambitious vision that became reality.The Bridge of Rion-Antirrion is the landmark of Greece in the 21st century, and changed rapidly the daily routine of the residents.

The Rion-Antirion is the longest cable-stayed bridge multiple exposures worldwide, by 2252 main deck measures. The foundations are located in water depth that reaches up to 65 meters. Both this and the diameter of the foundations is 90 meters world record for a bridge. However, according to the manufacturers, the best record this impressive Bridge that was built "without any serious accident, without shedding a single drop of blood”.

Nevertheless, Bridge has so far awarded by the international scientific community with nine international awards.

 

More Information: http://www.gefyra.gr/

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