New bridge opens on the River Danube connecting Bulgaria and Romania

June 17, 2013

International

New bridge opens on the River Danube

Vidin-Calafat Bridge

euronews

Measuring 1,791 metres (1.1 mile) and rising 43 metres (141 ft) above the Danube is the new road and railway bridge linking Romania and Bulgaria.

The bridge, linking Vidin in Bulgaria and Calafat in Romania, will take 500 km (310 miles) off the route for lorries (trucks) travelling from south-east Europe and the Middle East to Western Europe.

The cost of construction is estimated at 275 million euros. The project was partly funded by the European Union as part of its drive to improve transport movement and stimulate growth across the continent.

It’s also hoped the bridge will revitalise the north-west of Bulgaria, one of the poorest regions in the EU
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Video: New bridge opens on the River Danube

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Video: BBC News- bridge opens over the River Danube

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Vidin-Calafat Bridge

Vidin-Calafat Bridge

Vidin-Calafat Bridge

Vidin-Calafat Bridge

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