BRIDGE OVER MURA RIVER
Bridge designer: Viktor MARKELJ, Dipl.Ing.
Viktor Markelj is the main bridge designer behind the longest bridge in Slovenia - Bridge over Mura River, bridge which is not only the longest but also the the heaviest structure built in slovenia. The bridge represents inovative structure and construction even in worldwide measures. The bridge is 833 m long and was built by incremental launching construction method, the main span ammounts 80 m, the bridge particularity is a special steel deviator at the main span, taking pre-stressing to a higher level.
The bridge was built with a single launching equipment, the design project reqiured a huge ammount of expirience, detailed analysis and a lot of engineering wisdom and patience.
The Slovenian Chamber of engineers awards VIKTOR MARKELJ for exceptional engineering achivments in field of civil engineering, for inventional structural design and realization of the longest bridge in Slovenia - Bridge over Mura River.