The ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

Over a hundred years after the idea was first discussed, the bridge across the Danube between Calafat (Romania) and Vidin (Bulgaria) was finally opened in the Spring of 2013.

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Only a few months after the opening, the international press began to call it Bridge to Nowhere because rail and road infrastructure is in no condition to tackle the increased traffic.

As the chief supervising engineer put it when I interviewed him in May 2012, ‘They’ll get a few kilometers of high-speed railway with 160 kph top speed and everywhere around the trains can’t go much faster than 30.’

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