The renovation project of the three Southern Connection Railway bridges crossing the Danube, can justifiably be called a technical masterpiece. The degraded condition of the 2 existing steel bridge structures required reconstruction of the structure and a new, third railway bridge had to be installed.
The reconstruction of the bridges had to be carried out in such a way that two-way rail traffic was maintained during the reconstruction. During the reconstruction, the first structure was built and the second existing structure was disassembled and rebuilt. After that the third existing structure was disassembled and rebuilt.
The mounting of the track was executed with edilon)(sedra Corkelast® ERS, mainly because of almost all bridges over the Danube river are fastened with ERS and have proven to be highly durable and virtually maintenance-free. The existing bridges and the new bridges are operated by MÁV Zrt (Hungarian Railway Authority).
The bridges, which are situated on the line between the Eastern Railway Station and Hegyeshalom, are three of the busiest railway connections, crossing the river Danube. The aim of this project is to provide a modern transport alternative in southern Budapest for the residents of the conurbation.
The reconstruction of the bridges in such a way that two-way rail traffic was maintained during the reconstruction.
edilon)(sedra Corkelast® ERS (Embedded Rail System).
Three new, highly sustainable railway bridges.
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