25 May 2004
The final deck section of Rion-Antirion bridge was manoeuvred into place yesterday, three months ahead of the current programme. The bridge will be opened briefly on 8 August for the Olympic flame to be carried over, and fully opened to traffic later in August. Main contractor and designer is Vinci Grands Projets and the structural steelwork for the bridge itself is by Cleveland Bridge. FaberMaunsell is the independent supervision engineer for the project.