Architect:Mageba Services & Technology AG

Image:© Daniel Chetroni

Modern engineering

Braila Bridge, Romania

In the vicinity of the bustling port city of Brăila, Romania, stands a testament to modern engineering – the newly constructed Brăila Bridge. Not only does it mark the first structure to span the maritime Danube in Romania, but it also holds the distinction of being the country’s longest suspension bridge, boasting an impressive total length of 1,974 m. This architectural feat is set to enhance connectivity between the Galați-Brăila and Constanța regions, as well as between the Moldavia and Muntenia regions and Dobrogea.

With a main span of 1,120 m and a width of 31.7 m, the bridge not only provides ample space for vehicular traffic but also allows for a clearance height of 38 m for maritime passage. The two access viaducts of the bridge extend over a length of 110 m. The total cost of the project is estimated at approximately €435 million, encompassing not only the access viaducts but also a 23 km connecting road.

The specially designed expansion joints for the bridge deck play a pivotal role in realising this monumental structure. Of particular note are the substantial TENSA®MODULAR LR19 and LR23 expansion joints, designed by mageba. These partially hot dip galvanized structural elements can accommodate movements of up to 2.3 m – a dimension unique to such structures.

The access viaducts of the bridge were equipped with 24 RESTON®SPHERICAL bearings, horizontally installed on both sides of the structure. For added flexibility, four single-cell TENSA®GRIP RS expansion joints were provided, along with two additional modular expansion joints. All products meet the highest standards of durability and ease of maintenance.


Galvanized Braila Bridge in Romania Mageba Services Technology AG

The Brăila Bridge not only serves as a vital link in Romania’s transportation network but also stands as a testament to cutting-edge engineering prowess.

Photos © Adobe Stock, Daniel Chetroni

Architect:Mageba Services & Technology AG

Image:© Daniel Chetroni

Posted onMarch 20, 2024 byGalvanizers Association

Read next…

Brent Cross Town Substation, London

The Brent Cross Town Substation is a beacon of sustainable development, where environmental, social, and economic factors are equally prioritized. As part of one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe, this substation plays a critical role in achieving…

Read more

Driving Test Facility, Germany

In a former military shooting range, a unique project unfolded to create a state-of-the-art testing facility for autonomous driving technologies. The facility required a creative structural approach to navigate zoning regulations, height limits, and fire safety standards. This notable achievement…

Read more

Garage Transformation, Germany

In 2023, the conversion of a garage into office space was successfully completed in the picturesque Breitbrunn am Ammersee. The project came to fruition amidst the global pandemic, where the dynamics of work shifted towards the integration of home offices…

Read more

Green House, London

The Green House design takes inspiration from the natural history and lush character of its site, presenting a modern and energy-efficient reinterpretation of a domestic-scale greenhouse. It serves as a family home that blurs the distinctions between indoor and outdoor…

Read more