According to the plans, the 700-meter-long suspension bridge will be constructed between the two mountain peaks of Sátoraljaújhely (Zemplén) for EUR 11.3 million (~HUF 4 billion).
A new pedestrian bridge project will be carried out in Hungary in the mountain peaks of Zemplén. As the Hungarian news portal Magyar Építők reports, the public procurement of the extralarge suspended bridge has been won by Graboplan Industrie Ltd., which will carry out the project from EUR 11.3 million (~HUF 4 billion).
The procurement has been realised for the second time after it had ended unsuccessfully for the first time in March. The reason then was that the financial resource of EUR 7.9 million (~HUF 2.8 billion) available at that time was not enough to conclude the contract. Since then, it seems that the budget has increased to carry out the project – reported by Portfolio.
For visitors, the bridge will be approachable from the hiking trails that will be built on Várhegy and Szárhegy, as well as those connected to existing roads and promenades.
The area of the bridgeheads can only be entered within the opening hours of the Zemplén Adventure Park, after buying an entrance ticket.
The pedestrian bridge will be built of modern and durable materials in a unique rope bridge design, similar to Inca rope bridges. The bridge will be an extremely motion- and vibration-sensitive structure, safe only with a designed tethered wind cable system to ensure stability.
The walking surface of the bridge will be 1.2 meters wide and
the span of the bridge will be 700 meters, making it the longest suspension bridge in the world.
The bridge’s structure is a rope bridge, i.e. the cables stretched between the gripping points are the main load-bearing elements of the bridge. Based on the plans, the middle section, which is several hundred meters long, will be pleasantly walkable, almost horizontal. The installation and assembly of the steel structure – without rope elements – is a minimum of 140 tons.