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Ταξιδεύω Ελλάδα Travel to Greece путешествие в Грецию

Rio-Antirio Bridge

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Greece see sights

Rio-Antirio is the long cable-stayed bridge connecting the Peloponnese with mainland Greece at the height of Rio and Antirio respective regions where the two arrive at the closest distance between them.


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Rio-Antirio bridge has a length of 2280 meters and is based on four pillars.
The bridge is near Patra town.

The draft of Rio-Antirio Bridge pillars in some places reaches 65 meters below sea level and from an architectural point of view the bridge is designed with impressive strength. It can withstand an earthquake of about 7.4 Richter. withstand the impact tanker tonnage 180,000 tons, and then can continue to stand upright after passing even a hurricane.

The Rio-Antirio bridge was completed in 2004 and after a brilliant ceremony attended by President Karolos Papoulias called "Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge" to honor his political vision which was the bridge. As a guest, you can cross the bridge to your vehicle or alternatively the cross through the pedestrian who has not in this case be required to pay a price.