A consortium, including Azerbaijan’s AzVirt, is building a new bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The bridge, called Pochitel, is being built along corridor 5c, the largest infrastructure project in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s history, Report says.
Jeyhun Safarov, the spokesman for AzVirt, told Report that the bridge is the largest project among surface artificial structures in terms of the length of the crossings and the height of the piers.
Pochitel differs from classical bridges in terms of engineering, where a balanced cantilever method is being used in the construction. This bridge, which has a complex and variable cross-section, can be called the most important surface artificial structure ever built in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Four of the bridge’s foundations are built on piles at a depth of 25-30 meters. Four columns have been erected, the last two of which rise on different banks of the Neretva (also Narenta) River. Despite any difficulties, the process continues successfully.
The total length of the bridge is about a kilometer, and the crossings reach about 150 meters. The height of the supports is about 100 meters. For example, the highest is 97 meters, some are 92 meters, and the smallest is 66 meters. The width of the bridge will be 22 meters. Due to the length of the crossings, the construction of this project uses the method of concrete-reinforced construction, which must be rotated horizontally and vertically using the balanced cantilever method.
The construction of the Pochitel Bridge in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is being carried out with the participation of AzVirt LLC together with consortium partners – Chinese companies Powerchina Roadbridge Group Co., Ltd and Sinohydro Corporation Limited. The construction is expected to be completed in 2023.