The 1,120m-long main span will be the longest for a suspension bridge in Romania and one of the longest in Europe.

The work is being carried out by a joint venture of Italy’s Webuild (60%) and Japanese company IHI.

Construction works on the Braila Bridge have now reached an overall progress of over 55%, with completion expected by the end of 2022. Preparatory activities are now under way to build the bridge's two main cables.

Braila Bridge under construction

The deck segments have built in Braila, in a Fincantieri Infrastructure plant, and will be transported to the site by river.

The Braila Bridge contract, which is worth a total of approximately US$570 million, includes the design and construction of the suspension bridge as well as access viaducts and connecting roads.

The client is CNAIR, a state company headed by the Romanian Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure.