Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge

The Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge is a cable-stayed road bridge which spans the Martwa Wisła River in Gdańsk, Poland.

Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge
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Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge
Coordinates54°22′N 18°41′E / 54.36°N 18.69°E / 54.36; 18.69
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesMartwa Wisła River
LocaleGdańsk, Poland
Official nameMost III Tysiąclecia im. Jana Pawła II
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed bridge, inverted-Y pylon, semi-fan arrangement
MaterialComposite steel-reinforced concrete
Total length380 metres (1,250 ft)
Width20.31 metres (66.6 ft)
Height99.89 metres (327.7 ft)
Longest span230 metres (750 ft)
No. of spans3
Load limit50 ton
History
DesignerKrzysztof Wąchalski
Construction start2 August 1999
Construction end15 October 2001
Opened9 November 2001
Location
Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge in Gdańsk

The bridge forms an inverted “Y”-shape with a 100-metre-tall pylon. Until Rędziński Bridge was opened on the 31 August 2011, it used to be the longest cable-stayed bridge in Poland supported by a single pylon.[1]

The bridge links the Northern Port of Gdańsk with the national road network and is the first section of the future by-pass road of the city of Gdańsk.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ gdansk.pl, -. "Ważny dla mieszkańców i gospodarki. Most wantowy Jana Pawła II służy od 18 lat". Gdańsk - oficjalny portal miasta (in Polish). Retrieved 2020-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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Coordinates: 54°21′23″N 18°41′38″E / 54.3564°N 18.6939°E / 54.3564; 18.6939