Budimex to build a new railway bridge in Szczecin

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On 13 September 2021, an agreement was concluded between Budimex SA and the State Water Holding Polish Waters Regional Water Management Authority in Szczecin for the reconstruction of the railway bridge over the Regalica River in Szczecin. The new bridge will provide greater freedom of inland navigation. The capacity of railway line No. 273 will also increase. The net value of the works is PLN 282 million. Budimex has 25 months to complete the works. The investment is carried out in the “build” formula. It is financed by the World Bank, the European Union and the state budget.

The contract was signed on a ship in the immediate vicinity of the old bridge.  This is a very important investment for our company, combining the bridge and railway scope, but at the same time serving inland  navigation,” said Artur Popko, President of Budimex SA, during the signing of the contract.  Thank you very much for choosing our offer. The contract, like most of the construction sites we carry out, will be carried out in such a way as to complete it within the contractual deadline – said the President of Budimex.

The objective of the investment is to adapt the existing railway bridge to the minimum clearance, ensuring the effectiveness of icebreaking operations. The bridge in its current condition does not meet the requirements, hinders and often stops the icebreaking operation. The scope of the study includes the partial demolition of the existing bridge along the railway line, the project of building a new bridge. The new building will be built in the vicinity of the current one. The planned structure will be raised by about 6.2 m above the level of the so-called “S. of great navigable water. From the old building, only the drawbridge span will be entered into the register of monuments.

The bridge over the river. Regalica: a three-span railway bridge with a steel structure 273 m long. The weight of the structure is about 4,000 tons. Two railway tracks will be built on the bridge. The bridge structure will be made using the sliding technology. Track industry: the total number of new tracks to be built is about 12 km (station and mainline tracks). All built-up tracks are to be electrified (traction), and a railway traffic control system is to be built. In addition, turnouts (24 pcs.), a platform at the Szczecin Podjuchy station (with a roof) is to be built. A new signal box building is also to be built.

Bridge industry (engineering works): 1. Railway viaduct over ul. Glass: a single-span viaduct with a reinforced concrete frame structure, length 22.8 m. A new underground passage under the track at the Szczecin Podjuchy station.

Soil reinforcement: for the purposes of the foundation of the body and the railway surface, works related to the strengthening of the existing soil will be carried out: soil replacement in the amount of approx. 75,000 m3, embankments and soil reinforcement will be performed.

As part of the industry works, underground and above-ground collisions with the existing electrical and teletechnical networks will be removed. Water supply and gas collisions will be removed/rebuilt. A nave, rainwater drainage system and lighting will be built. The following street will be rebuilt. Szklana and internal and access roads to length. about 1 km

Budimex specialises as a general contractor for m.in. in the implementation of bridge and hydrotechnical structures. In 2020, the largest Polish general construction contractor completed the flood control reservoir for the Odra River – the largest such facility in Poland. Now the same contractor is building m.in. new flood embankments on three sections of the Oder. In 2017, Budimex also completed the largest extradosed bridge near Ostróda, 677 metres long.