Bauska City Council

Bauska City Council

The wooden bridge across the Memele River in Bauska was built in 1915 and had not been reconstructed since 1960. The Vilnius-Bauska-Riga-Tallinn highway is heavily loaded, therefore the bridge suffered serious structure demage. Likewise, the carriageway width (7 metres) of the old bridge did not match the increasing traffic flow.

TILTS, Ltd won the competition announced by the non-profit state joint stock venture LATVIA ROAD BOARD for the bridge reconstruction, and, thus, was commissioned to accomplish this important task.

From March, 1999 to August, 2000 the complicated and technically materials consuming work was performed - the piers reconstruction and on-site building of the pre-stressed plate span, the carriageway widening up to 14 metres, with pavement areas of 1.5 metres on both sides.

The staged reconstruction process allowed to avoid traffic suspension, thus, continuously supporting commercial transportation and Bauska inhabitants’ movement.

The joint effort of TILTS, Ltd and VIADUKTS, Ltd at every stage of the reconstruction process (from work package elaboration to piers and span erection) and meeting the European quality standards in building let the builders fulfil the PHARE contract requirements on schedule.



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