Work is well underway on the Footbridge Loka-Kadija in Novo mesto

The construction of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists Loka-Kandija in Novo mesto, Slovenia, is going according to plan. The chosen contractor, company CGP d.d., started construction work at the end of October 2021. The construction of the support is currently underway in the middle of the Krka River, which will be supported by three seven-meter deep foundation piles. The steel structure of the bridge is scheduled to be installed in August, and the bridge is expected to be completed by winter.

The footbridge is designed as a steady line across the Krka River, which rests on the single support in the middle of the riverbed and thus relates to the designs of the old railway bridge and the newer Kandija bridge. In the middle, the footbridge will also have an extended viewing platform for resting and enjoying the view in the direction of the picturesque Breg and Kapitelj.

The steel structure of the footbridge will be 121.5 meters long and 4.3 meters wide. It will be located right next to the estuary of Težka Voda creek and Krka River, where there will also be a small entrance square. A ramp and stairs will connect the other, left bank to the Župančič promenade.

Structural and architectural solution of the new footbridge over Krka was prepared by design offices Ponting, Pipenbaher Consulting Engineers and Atelierarhitekti.

It is the second ongoing project for Ponting and Pipenbaher Consulting Engineers in the Municipality of Novo mesto, next to the nearby foot and cycle bridge in Irča vas. This bridge is expected to be completed by winter as well.

Project details: Foot and Cycle Bridge Loka-Kandija over Krka River