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See my picture :*** Antirio: " The Bridge-6 " ***
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Since Harilaos Trikoupis' vision when he was Prime Minister of Greece one hundred years ago, Greece had the great dream of a bridge crossing the 3 km Corinth Gulf strait.
In 2004, a long-standing dream will become reality.
The Rion- Antirion bridge is the longest cable stayed bridge in the world with a continuous deck of 2,250 meters.
The bridge plays a significant role in strengthening the links between Patras, third city of Greece and the more rural North Western Greece.
The Rion- Antirion bridge is the longest cable stayed bridge in the world with a continuous deck of 2,250 meters.
The bridge environment presents an exceptional combination of adverse physical conditions:
water depth up to 65 m
weak sea bed strong seismic activity and possible tectonic movements
Top world ranked specialists from France and Greece have collaborated to design this high tech project which includes sea bed reinforcement (by 65 meter water depth), 90 meters diameter piers ( the largest piers ever built for a bridge) and a 2,252 m fully suspended deck (a world record).
The Rion-Antirion bridge is built to withstand a collision of a 180.000 tons tanker, wind speed of 250 km per hour and over 7 Richter scale earthquake.
Absorbing up to 2 meters displacement between any of its piers, the bridge is, for sure, one of the safest places to be, should a major earthquake happen in the Patras area.
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