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The unique footbridge over the Elbe was officially opened

Although the Elbe bridge in the centre of the Central Bohemian town of Nymburk has been in operation since last autumn, it was only officially opened to the public on Sunday 20 March. The unique 228-metre-long steel and concrete structure, which is not supported by a single pillar in the river, was built by HOCHTIEF CZ.

The construction of the new Nymburk landmark connecting the city centre with the Zálabí district took over a year. The biggest challenge was the placement of the 72-metre-long and 400-tonne centre section. It had to be transported by ship from Sokolov.

"The new connection of the left and right banks of the Elbe should become an important entry in the centuries-old history of Nymburk, a new landmark of the town. The ambition of the whole project corresponded to this. I am proud that Hochtief CZ was able to participate in the implementation of this assignment," said Tomáš Koranda, Chairman of the Board of HOCHTIEF CZ.

The design of the footbridge, which replaced the original structure demolished for safety reasons in 2018, was the result of an architectural competition; its author is Professor Jiří Stráský. It consists of two flat arches, while the profile is not overshadowed by the adjacent stone bridge. The cost of building the new Elbe bridge was almost CZK 130 million.