Project ID: PA1A070
The construction of the rail/road bridge across the Danube in Novi Sad was one of the priority projects in the Master Plan for IWW Transport in Serbia (2006).
The old Zezelj bridge was destroyed in NATO air strikes in 1999. The temporary constructed bridge did not comply with the required standards of the Danube Commission and EU standards. The new Zezelj bridge (within the European Rhine-Danube Corridor) was reconstructed until 2018 at the same location using the foundation of the bombed bridge.
1. Construction of the new bridge according to FIDIC Red Book specifications:
2. Supervision of construction of the new bridge according to FIDIC Yellow Book:
The river traffic on the Serbian part of the Danube is mainly transit from the Black Sea to Hungary, Austria and Germany. Consequently, there is a noted benefit for the EU to keep this corridor functional and guarantee safe and efficient navigation. The implementation of the new bridge as part of this European network Corridor enhanced this. The bridge improves and enhances the railway connection.
The main beneficiaries of this project are the waterway users, the City of Novi Sad and Serbian Railways.
Start date: 03/2011
End date: 08/2018
The project is already concluded.
On 20 April 2012, Serbian Railways was granted the permission to start construction works on the bridge. The estimated project implementation period was 32 months. The bridge was re-opened on 01.09.2018.
Total budget: 60,000,000 EUR
EU funds: 30,300,000 EUR for construction of bridge
funded by Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2009
4,100,000 EUR for construction of Zezelj Bridge Access Roads
funded by Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2011
National funds: not disclosed (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina)
4,000,000 EUR (City of Novi Sad)
Project leader: Serbian Railways / Serbia (website: www.zeleznicesrbije.com)
Address: Nemanjina 6, 11000 Belgrade / Serbia
Contractor to perform works: Spanish-Italian consortium consisting of:
Construction of Zezelj Bridge Access Roads in IPA 2011.
Serbian strategic framework:
International strategic framework:
Data provided by: Ivan Mitrovic (Plovput, Serbia) - 09.03.2012
Last update based on Rhine-Danube Corridor Study (via donau, Austria) - 03.07.2017