Contract signed for the construction of Ceršak Bridge

On Tuesday in Šentilj, the mayors of the two neighboring municipalities Šentilj (Slovenia) and Straß (Austria), signed a contract with the chosen Contractor Pomgrad, for the construction of the Ceršak Bridge. Ponting Bridges designed the international cyclist’s footbridge over the Mura River in Ceršak, and will, due to complexity of the project, also provide site supervision.

The new wooden suspension footbridge will connect Slovenia (Ceršak) and Austria (Murfeld). It will be the main link over the bordering Mura River, along the international cyclist’s path between the border crossing point Šentilj and the downstream bridge in Črnci near Gornja Radgona.

The bridge will consist of two parallel glulam timber beams, suspended with high-strength steel cables, via steel frames. The steel ropes will be attached to pylons of massive concrete abutments, on either side of the Mura River. The total length of the bridge, approach ramps included, is approximately 96 meters, the clear structural span amounts 86 meters, and the bridge clear width is 3.5 m. The bridge will be built above the flood level, without supports in the riverbed.

The project will be co-financed from the Slovenia-Austria Interreg program, with investment totaling 1.63 million euros. The contractor will start the works within a month, and the construction of the bridge will take about a year.

Learn more: Footbridge Ceršak