A Polish-Hungarian consortium has signed a €44 million contract to construct a bridge over the Dunajec River near the southern Polish town of Nowy Sacz.
Przedsiebiorstwo Wielobranzowe Banimex, from Poland, and Hungarian contractor Hodmezovasarhelyi Utepito Korlatolt Felelossegu will build the bridge within 25 months, according to Polish media reports.
Nowy Sącz is at the confluence of the Kamienica and Dunajec rivers , about 20km north of the border with Slovakia and in the Sądecka Valley.
The new 600m-long 17m-wide crossing will replace a 407m-long 7.5m-wide bridge built near the town of Kurow in 1943.
The old bridge is being replaced reportedly because of its narrow width that congests traffic, as well as because of structural concerns.