Construction of New Bridge Across Vltava Begins

Yesterday, September 13, the first stone was laid, which served as the beginning of the construction of a new bridge across the Vltava, which will connect the Zlíchov and Dvorce districts (Prague 4 and 5), and relieve traffic on other bridges.

Dvorecký most will be built for public transport, pedestrians, motorcyclists and rescue vehicles.

“Trams will run on it, but it is too early to talk about the number of lines. Buses should also use it, which can significantly relieve the pressure on Barrandovský most, where bus traffic had relatively big problems in the past due to the density of car traffic,” says DPP CEO Petr Witowski.

The bridge will be 388 meters long and 16 meters wide. Under the bridge, on both banks, there will be a recreation area and a cafe where local residents can spend their leisure time.

The design of the project was developed by the Czech architectural firms Tubes and Atelier 6, and the construction will be carried out by the winning companies Metrostav TBR, Strabag and Firesta-Fišer. The value of the contract is CZK 1.075 billion.

“The Dvorecký Bridge will be of great importance for tram transport as it will allow the interconnection of Prague 4 and Prague 5. It will be followed by so-called southern tram tangents, will connect important tram lines from Barrandov and Modřany and will allow the public transport system to implement some connections outside the traffic congestion the central area of the city, which is a plus for Prague,” architect Roman Koucký from the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) said.

However, it is not yet clear what name the bridge will bear. According to Transport MP Adam Scheinherr, “Zlíchovský most” would be a better name, but the final decision has not yet been made.

The construction began with the traditional laying of the foundation stone.

Completion of construction is planned for the end of 2024 – the beginning of 2025.

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