Tartu begins preparing operational building design documentation for reconstruction of the Sõprus Bridge
Tartu City Government Press Release
16 January / The Tartu City Government recognised Selektor Projekt OÜ as the winning tenderer for the preparation of the operational building design documentation for the reconstruction of the Sõprus Bridge.
‘The condition of the Sõprus Bridge, the longest bridge in Estonia and of critical importance for Tartu, has been regularly assessed and maintenance repairs were performed on it a decade ago; however, thorough reconstruction of the bridge is required,’ said Tartu Deputy Mayor Raimond Tamm. ‘In addition to improving the technical condition of the bridge, there are plans to create wider pavements for pedestrians on both sides of the bridge, as well as cycle tracks separated from vehicle traffic and pedestrians.’
The task of the contractor is to prepare operational building design documentation along with solutions for intersections, and to provide a comprehensive solution that is as well connected as possible to the access streets and the space surrounding the bridge. Technically optimal and financially rational solutions must be designed. When preparing the designs, two variants of the traffic solution must be analysed: a bridge with 1+1 and 2+2 lanes. The designer has 100 days to prepare related draft plans with a comparison of variants, on the basis of which a justified and suitable variant shall be selected for the preparation of the principal building design documentation.
All of the design work involving the bridge must be completed during the year, which means that the project will be completed by January 2024, on the basis of which construction work may begin. Construction work is planned to take place in 2024 and 2025, with work set to alternate between one side of the bridge and the other, thus ensuring that the bridge does not have to be completely shut down.
Last changed 15.02.2023