I/19 Žďákov, bridge ev. no. 19-028

The Žďákovský bridge, named after a village flooded during filling of the Orlík Reservoir, connects the banks of the Vltava River at the town of Orlík nad Vltavou.

Construction period: 2015/06 - 2017/10
Total value of the contract: 158 918 540 CZK excluding VAT

The bridge was built in 1967 with a span between the arch abutments of 379.60 m, a total length of 542.91 m and with the roadway 50 m above the surface of the water. At the time of its construction, it was the largest single-arch steel bridge in the world. The weight of the arch is 3,100 tonnes, while the weight of all the steel is 4,116 tonnes.

The project involves the complete repair of the bridge decking, including the replacement of expansion joints, complete restoration of paint on the steel structures and the necessary rehabilitation of the concrete structures. The costs will be paid by the National Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI). Compared to the price assumed in the tender, which amounted to almost CZK 322 million, excl. VAT, the total price of the repair will be CZK 159 million.

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