Greece: the record-breaking Rion-Antirion Bridge

09/24/2004

Unveiled on August 8, 2004, this cable-stayed suspension bridge links the Peloponnesian peninsula to the Greek mainland. Spanning 2.8 kilometers, it is the longest bridge of its kind in the world.

 

Lafarge used 750,000 tons of high-performance aggregates to guarantee a durable, highly resistant structure. This bridge can withstand winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour, a collision with a 180,000-tonne oil tanker and an earthquake of up to magnitude 7 on the Richter scale.