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New Vistula crossing draft agreement signed

published: 2018-03-07 13:13, mlan
New Vistula crossing draft agreement signed fot. New Vistula crossing draft agreement signed

On 2 March, the City of Warsaw entered into an agreement with a contractor for the development of building plans and specifications for the first bridge for pedestrians and cyclists in Warsaw, which will connect the Vistula banks near Karowa and S. Okrzei Streets.

The new crossing will link the recently regenerated right-bank areas of Warsaw and Vistula embankments to create a pathway between Ząbkowska Street and the Powiśle District and Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. And as the bridge is made part of the existing and planned cycling path network on both banks of the Vistula, a corridor will be created to connect the Praga and Targówek Districts with the Powiśle, Śródmieście and even Wola, Districts.

“We are bringing the Vistula closer to our residents. This new more-than-400-metre-long crossing will be a perfect complement to the embankments, and will make it easier for pedestrians to get to the other side of the river. The agreement we have just signed with the winner of our international contest marks another stage in the implementation of this major project,” said Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw.

The building plans and specifications, which will be developed by Schuessler-Plan Inżynierzy, is to be ready in early 2019. The agreement’s value is PLN 6,678,900. The next stage will involve an invitation to tender and the choice of the contractor.

Original design
The architectural design of the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists was selected in an international contest, which was opened in late 2016 and decided in September 2017. As many as 40 designs, including 6 from abroad, were entered for the contest. The first prize of PLN 100,000 and an invitation to single-source procurement negotiations were received by Schuessler-Plan Inżynierzy. The winning design was appreciated for its minimalistic yet extremely elegant form, making it a perfect match for the landscape in this part of the City and its magnificent architecture.