Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Antirrio

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 220 reviews on the web
The Rio–Antirrio Bridge, officially the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge after the statesman who first envisaged it, is one of the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and the longest of the fully suspended type. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road.The bridge accommodates both pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.NameIts official name is the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge. Charilaos Trikoupis was a 19th century prime minister of Greece; he suggested the idea of building a bridge between Rio and Antirrio. The project was too expensive at the time, when Greece was trying to get a late start in the Industrial Revolution.The Greek word gefyra (bridge) also refers to the Rio-Antirio bridge in informal everyday speech, originating from the domain name of the bridge's official internet site.LocationThe 2880m long bridge dramatically improves access to and from the Peloponnese, which could previously be reached only by ferry or via the isthmus of Corinth in the east. Its width is 28m — it has two vehicle lanes per direction, an emergency lane and a pedestrian walkway. Its five-span four-pylon cable-stayed portion of length 2252m is the world's second longest cable-stayed deck; only the deck of the Millau Viaduct in southern France is longer at 2460m. However, as the latter is also supported by bearings at the pylons apart from cable stays, the Rio–Antirrio Bridge deck might be considered the longest cable-stayed "suspended" deck.
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  • A perfect technical project that was a dream of many generations joined the Northwestern Greece with the Peloponnese and Athens. It is a pity that the expensive toll xanasprwchnoyn users in small boats. However, only the viewing of worthwhile.
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  • The Rio-Antirrio Bridge was one of my bucket-list reasons for visiting Greece, after seeing it on the Public TV special. It is the world's longest multi-span structure, some 2250 meters long. it cost ...  read more »
  • So, the bridge is fairly new, and the Greeks rave about it - It is attractive enough but I wouldn't say it is worth a detour. We saw it because we were using it to get from point A to point B. I must ...  read more »
  • We crossed bellow windsailing at 18/20 knts from East to West staying below the yellow mark and leaving the first pillar at our right side. We didn't feel much current.
  • Very interesting solution for the high earthquake risk area But Not The Best Bridge in The World.
  • Peace of art but too expensive!
  • just awesome bridge no more few hours on the ferry to cross to agrinio
  • Amazing view, great lighting in the weekends
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