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Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across Riga-Ventspils highway

Location: Riga-Ventspils highway, Latvia

Status: Construction in progress, works are scheduled for completion next summer.

About: The new overpass is located on the highway Riga – Ventspils, 14.8 kilometre, and is intended to ensure traffic for pedestrians and cyclists across the multilane A10 motorway. The bridge is a three-span steel cable-stayed bridge and its width is up to 3.4 m.

The bridge rests on 18 reinforced concrete pillars, with 52 drilled piles in the foundation. Cables of the pedestrian bridge are made of steel bars. Pedestrian bridge lighting is installed in the railing structures. Pavements are built on both sides of the pedestrian bridge too. A 50 m high fence is built on the motorway dividing strip on each side of the bridge.