Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rio Antirrio Bridge

It's called the Rio Antirrio Bridge (Γέφυρα Ρίου-Αντιρρίου in Greek) because it links the town of Rio in Peloponnese to Antirrio on mainland Greece, crossing the Gulf of Corinth. But its official name is Charilaos Trikoupis bridge, because Trikoupis was the first one who envisioned the brigde during his period as Prime Minister of Greece from 1875 to 1895. This bridge was finally constructed nearly a century later. Its building started on 1998 and it was inagurated on the 7th of August of 2004.

The cable stayed bridge was designed by the French group Vinci.


5 videos showing us how it was constructed. It´s really interesting.

Rio Antirrio Bridge construction 1/5





Rio Antirrio Bridge construction 2/5





Rio Antirrio Bridge construction 3/5




Rio Antirrio Bridge construction 4/5





Megastructures: Rio Antirrio Bridge construction 5/5



From: youtube

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