Works start on new road bridge over Danube-Black Sea Canal
State secretary with the Transport Ministry Marin Anton on Monday inaugurated construction works on a new road bridge over the Danube-Black Sea canal, in the couth-eastern county of Constanta, which will be located downstream the Agigea lock.
Spokesperson for the National Constanta Maritime Port Administration (CNAPMC) Monica Velicu says the bridge, an investment project worth nearly 23 million euros, was initiated in 2005 and its construction now is secured by structural funds under the European Union’s Transport Sectoral Operational Programme.
The project is included in Romania’s programme for the upgrading and development of national transport infrastructure outside the TEN-T priority axes for the development of a sustainable national transport system.
‘Works include the construction of the bridge, which will be located downstream the Agigea lock, access viaducts, access ways to the port and a junction with the ring-road of Constanta City, as well as railway level crossings, parking lots and the buildings at gates 7 and 10 of the port,’ said Velicu.
The new 900-m long bridge, with a 100-m span, over the canal is designed to ease up heavy traffic in the central parts of Constanta City. The investment, which is expected to complete in one year, is said to bring the added advantage of linking the southern parts of the Constanta Port to the Bucharest-Constanta motorway, as well as linking the two parts of the port and discarding heavy traffic in downtown Constanta.