The bridge of Pinios in Tempi was handed over to traffic from today at noon, in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Costa Ah. Karamanli.
Together with Mr. Karamanlis, the general secretary of Infrastructure, George Karagiannis, the governor of Thessaly, Costas Agorastos and the general executive director of “Aegean Motorway SA” Dimitrios Gatsonis were on the bridge.
Mr. Karamanlis, in his statements, pointed out that this historic bridge was built in 1960 and at that time was one of the largest bridges in Greece.
He noted that the reconstruction work began in 2018 and was completed despite the pandemic.
“It is a symbolic work, which depicts the effort made by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport lately, in collaboration with other agencies, to see all the bridges in Greece and slowly begin their rebuilding and restoration. , added Mr. Karamanlis.
It is worth emphasizing that the bridge of Pinios on the old National Road Athens-Thessaloniki in the area of Tempi is 220 meters long and 14 meters wide. Reinforcement interventions were carried out in order to upgrade the traffic load and increase its seismic resistance, while its damaged parts were also repaired.
It was preferred to strengthen and upgrade the bridge instead of rebuilding it, for environmental reasons and preserving the architectural heritage.
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