Contract awarded for 780m-long Czech bridge

The US$257 million construction contract has been awarded for a Czech highway project that includes a 780m-long bridge.

A joint venture of Italian contractor Salini Impregilo and Doprastav of Slovakia will build the second lot of a section of the D3 highway that bypasses the town of Ceskie Hodejovice near the Austrian border.

The main structure to be built on the 12.5km stretch is the 780m-long bridge, which will cross the Malsi River.

Construction of the project is scheduled to take 54 months.