The new Pesnica Railway Viaduct just weeks away from replacing the existing one

The load test of the new Pesnica railway viaduct and the traffic diversion off the existing viaduct onto the new one is scheduled for mid-August. Traffic will run on one track until the year 2030, when a second track will be added due to anticipated increased traffic.

The new Pesnica viaduct, located near Maribor in Slovenia, is 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 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 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