Concrete pour for the last 56 meters of Pesnica Railway Viaduct

Yesterday, the last 56 meters of the Pesnica railway viaduct was concreted near Maribor, Slovenia. The installation of the track superstructure with slab track will follow in the coming months. The entire project encompasses 3,73 km of a double-track railway line, out of which 1530 m are in a railway tunnel Pekel and 912,6 m are on the viaduct, now the longest railway viaduct in Slovenia. The new line is planned to open to traffic in mid-2023.

The new Pesnica viaduct will be a relatively low, double-track railway viaduct. It is designed as a series of frame structures connected into an integral structure without bearings. This design concept allows the implementation of a continuous welded rail track (CWR) without expansion joints, with great advantages in terms of traffic safety, economy, sustainability and noise emissions.

The viaduct has been designed by Ponting Bridges, and the works are being carried out by Pomgrad. The construction began in October 2020.

Project details: Railway Viaduct Pesnica