Budimex has signed a contract for the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Vistula River, which is to connect the center of Warsaw with Praga Północ, for PLN 120.96 million gross, the company said. The works are to be completed in February 2024.
“This bridge is to be 452 meters long – it will be the longest crossing for pedestrians and cyclists in Poland and one of the largest investments of this type in Europe. Thanks to the construction of the new bridge, Praga will become a kind of ‘extension’ of the city center of Warsaw. The investor of the contract is the Capital City Roads Authority ”.
The bridge is to connect the banks of the Vistula River at the height of ul. Karowa and ul. Stefan Okrzei. The route will take 6 minutes on foot or 2 minutes by bike to cover the route. The pedestrian and bicycle bridge will connect the renovated part of the right-bank of Warsaw with the Vistula Boulevards. For pedestrians, there will be a line connecting ul. Ząbkowska with Powiśle and then Krakowskie Przedmieście, while cyclists will have a bicycle corridor connecting Praga and Targówek with Powiśle, Śródmieście and Wola.
“We are starting the preparatory construction works this week. We start with an inventory of facilities adjacent to the construction site and a survey of the Vistula bottom at the construction site, ”said Dariusz Demianiuk, director of the Budimex Infrastructure Construction Division.