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Rio Andirio Bridge

Structural Bridge Design and Management Building, Peloponese, Greece

Bridge Structure

This was a BOT project awarded by the Greek State to a consortium with Vinci of France as a leader. It provides a link between the Peloponnese, the southern part of Greece, and the main continent along the Western shores of the country between the coastal towns of Rio and Andirio.

The link consists of a 2,252m long 4 pylon cable-stayed bridge with two spans of 286m and three spans of 560m, two approach viaducts, with 392m on the Rio side and 239m on the Andirio side, and a total length of about 2,900m.

Design and construction of the bridge started in 1996 and the bridge was inaugurated in 2004.

In the concession agreement the Firm was a nominated partner of Buckland and Taylor of Canada for the design checking of all elements of the project as well as participating actively in the seismic design concepts.

Furthermore, the Firm was a nominated partner of Faber-Maunsell (U.K.) for the supervision and control of all elements of the project. In 2006, the Firm and B. Kolias, it's partner in charge of Structural Design, received two International awards for their contribution to the project: The IABSE (International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering) award for outstanding structure and the FIB (Federation Internationale du Beton) award for outstanding concrete structure.

Management Building

The building hosts all functions concerning the technical control and management services. The building was adapted to the forms of the bridge construction.

It is mainly an office building of an area of 2,102m² connected to the Toll Post by overground and underground passage ways. Large glazed surfaces permit full inspection of the Tolls. Special arrangement and construction
specifications have been elaborated for the transport and safeguard of the toll ticket money (vault).

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