New Europe Bridge
The New Europe Bridge, (previously known as the Danube Bridge 2), is a 1.97km combined road and rail crossing over the river Danube between the cities of Vidin in Bulgaria and Calafat in Romania. It is the second bridge on the shared section of the Danube between the two countries. Officially opened on 14 June 2013, the cable-stayed bridge was built by the Spanish company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), at a cost of €226 million.
The bridge comprises three extradosed (cable-stayed bridge with short towers and shallow stays) spans of 180m over the navigational channel and seven 80m spans and an end span of 52m over the remainder of the river.
Rendel performed the role of independent supervision and checking engineer (with Ingérop, France). The scope of work included contract administration (under a FIDIC contract) and supervision of construction on site as ‘engineer’ under the Design-Build contract.
Under a separate contract with the Ministry of Transport & Communications, Rendel supervised the adjoining Bulgarian infrastructure works.