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Reconstructed bridge Kaarsild to reopen Thursday

Tartu City Government

Reconstructed bridge Kaarsild in Tartu Foto: Lilian Lukka

4 October / The newly renovated Tartu Kaarsild will be reopened on Thursday, 5 October, at 11.00.

Over the last six months one of the most important routes connecting the City Centre has undergone a comprehensive renovation, during the course of which the bridge was widened and made more convenient for road users.

‘We rejoice together with the residents of Tartu that it will once again be possible to access the City Centre directly and quickly, and that the Kaarsild, which has become one of the symbols of our city, has received a beautiful and modern appearance,' said Mayor Urmas Klaas.

All of the main constructions of the pedestrian bridge, which was built at the end of the 1950s, were renovated, and the bridge was widened by a metre on both sides. Convenient entry and exit points to the bridge were built for all road users, and on the City Centre side of the bridge there is now also a cycle and pedestrian track running beneath the bridge and connecting the river bank promenade.

New lighting, sound and electrical systems have also been installed on the Kaarsild.

The Kaarsild reconstruction project was carried out by OÜ Tinter-Projekt, with bridge reconstruction performed by AS TREV-2 Grupp, and owner supervision performed by AS Taalri Varahaldus.

The reconstruction of the Kaarsild cost the city EUR 779,967.

Residents of Tartu are invited to attend the opening ceremony on 5 October, at 11.00, along the river bank promenade on the Town Hall Square side of the river.

 

Last changed 04.10.2017