Total Budget: 60 M €
EU contribution: 30 M €
Co-financing: 30 M €
Bridge completed, commissioned with road and rail traffic flowing with improved navigation along the Novi Sad reaches of the Danube.
PE "Serbian Railways"
Citizents of Serbia, City of Novi Sad
The Žeželj Bridge between Novi Sad and Petrovaradin was designed in 1961 as a two-span, concrete, combined road-rail bridge by Professor Branko Žeželj. It was an iconic landmark two-arch design, with a single rail track and two-lane highway, which was destroyed in 1999. A temporary road-rail bridge was built 75 metres upstream and opened in 2000; however, its design life was five years but its speedy construction compromised navigation, and rail and road capacities.
The completion of the Žeželj bridge will have both cultural and transport impacts. In cultural terms an iconic landmark will be rebuilt in Novi Sad restoring part of the modern heritage in the provincial capital of Vojvodina. The greatest impact will be in terms of transport infrastructure, in terms of rail and road congestion in Novi Sad should be relieved. On the Danube a significant bottleneck will be removed and transit / travel times for both passengers and freight will be improved along the Novi Sad reaches of the river. Construction of Zezelj Bridge is important for the future economic development of Serbia. Namely, Zezelj Bridge is a part of road and rail Corridor Xb and intersecting Corridor VII which is Danube River. Therefore, efficient road, rail and river traffic flow rely on this bridge.
Construction of Zezelj Bridge across the Danube River in Novi Sad