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The 2,880 m (9,449 ft) long bridge dramatically improves access to and from the Peloponnese, which could previously be reached only by ferry or via the isthmus of Corinth at its extreme east end. Its width is 28 m (92 ft) — it has two vehicle lanes per direction, an emergency lane and a pedestrian walkway. Its five-span four-pylon cable-stayed portion of length 2,252 m (7,388 ft) is the world’s second longest cable-stayed deck; only the deck of the Millau Viaduct is longer at 2,460 m (8,071 ft). However, as the latter is also supported by bearings at the pylons apart from cable stays, the Rio-Antirrio bridge deck might be considered the longest cable-stayed “suspended” deck.

This bridge is widely considered1 to be an engineering masterpiece owing to several solutions applied to span the difficult site. These difficulties include deep water, insecure materials for foundations, seismic activity, the probability of tsunamis, and the expansion of the Gulf of Corinth due to plate tectonics.

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 1 year ago

    This is a tremendous viewpoint on an amazing bridge which I had the pleasure and privilege of sailing under and being driven over recently! It certainly a stunning creation and i am in awe of all the difficulties in your description which they had to overcome too!!!

    Lovely work and a bridge to admire

    Cheers
    maggie
    :))

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    beautiful image.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 1 year ago

    ps it makes a superb challenge avater too!

    :))

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