Calafat-Vidin Bridge

Calafat-Vidin Bridge

Infobox Bridge

bridge_name=Vidin-Calafat Bridge
locale=between Calafat, Romania and Vidin, Bulgaria, at river kilometre 796
carries=two lanes of roadway, one railway track, [cite news |url= |title=Вторият мост над Дунав |date=2005-03-25 |accessdate=2007-02-10 |language=Bulgarian | ] two walkwayscite book |title=Construction of ... Bridge ... at Vidin-Calafat |publisher=ISPA |date=November 2004 |accessdate=2007-02-10 |url= ]
length=1971 m

The Calafat-Vidin Bridge ( _bg. Мост Видин-Калафат, "Most Vidin-Kalafat" or Дунав мост 2, "Dunav most 2"; _ro. Podul Calafat-Vidin) is a planned road and rail bridge between the cities of Calafat, Romania and Vidin, Bulgaria. It will be the second bridge on the shared section of the Danube between Romania and Bulgaria. The bridge is to be built by the Spanish company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, and the cost is projected to be $160 million. [cite news |url= |title=Podul intre Romania si Bulgaria - 160 milioane de dolari |publisher=Evenimentul Zilei |date=2007-01-11 |accessdate=2007-02-10 |language=Romanian]

Construction officially began on 13 May 2007 in Vidin in the presence of Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe Erhard Busek. [cite news |url= |title=Станишев направи първа копка на Дунав мост 2 |language=Bulgarian |date=2007-05-13 |accessdate=2007-05-13 | ] According to Romanian Minister of Transport, Constructions and Tourism Radu Berceanu, construction is planned to finish in 2010, with most of the construction will be done by Bulgarian subcontractors.cite news |url= |title=Строителството на Дунав мост 2 стартира през юни |language=Bulgarian |date=2007-02-10 |accessdate=2007-02-10 | ] cite news |url= |language=Bulgarian |title=През юни тази година ще започне строителството на моста на р. Дунав между Видин и Калафат |publisher=Bulgarian National Radio website |date=2007-02-10 |accessdate=2007-02-10 ]

The bridge will be part of Pan-European corridor IV.

ee also

* Giurgiu-Rousse Friendship Bridge
* List of crossings of the Danube River


External links

* [ Construction of ... Bridge ... at Vidin-Calafat] , ISPA report
* [ Bridge ... between Vidin (Bulgaria) and Calafat (Romania)] , EIA case study

Crossings navbox
structure = Bridges
place = Danube
bridge = Calafat-Vidin Bridge
upstream = Trajan's Bridge
downstream = Giurgiu-Rousse Friendship Bridge

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