|Location||Písek–Kestřany - Czech Republic|
|Runtime||04.2016 - 05.2017|
Renewal of bridges over the Otava River.
This project involved the renewal of two road bridges across the Otava River in Zátaví, near the town of Písek. PORR completed comprehensive reconstruction works on the bridges in the course of this project. The original bridge was built in 1927, and was in poor condition. Accordingly, the whole structure was in need of renovation. A timeframe of just one year was allocated for the Abbruch des alten Brückenbauwerks and the construction of a new bridge measuring around 90m long.
The bridge reconstruction was executed with the help of falsework structures. This environmentally friendly solution affected the flow of the river only slightly. It was crucial to retain the bridge’s original character: a historic structure, it lay right on the demarcation line after the Second World War. In order to preserve this historic character, the PORR team utilised, among other features, a hand-crafted cyclopean masonry technique.
This project was particularly demanding from a technical perspective, not least on account of this aspect, but also as works had to be carried out high above the river and many different technologies had to be applied.
After the Second World War, the bridge over the Otava River lay directly on the demarcation line.© PORR
For almost 100 years, this bridge has connected the banks of the Otava River. Since 2017, its old charm has shone with renewed splendour.© PORR