Ambitious plan for Ukraine-Moldova bridge by 2025
01 August 2023
The governments of Moldova and Ukraine have given a green light for feasibility studies to progress on a major bridge to connect the two countries.
The ambitious project would see the proposed bridge span the Dniester River between the commune of Cosăuţi in Moldova and the city of Yampil in Ukraine.
A statement from the Moldovan State Road Administration said the proposed bridge will have a length of 641m and comprise two traffic lanes, two safety lanes, two bicycle lanes and two pedestrian lanes.
The pillars of the bridge, which will have the capacity to carry 5,000 vehicles per day, are expected to reach a maximum height of 40m.
The scope of work also includes the construction of a viaduct of some 670m in length.
Major financial undertaking
Under the terms of the agreement, Ukraine would provide the necessary financing for the technical aspect of the project, as well as the construction of the bridge, along with the required infrastructure on its side of the river.
Moldova would be responsible for constructing the necessary road infrastructure on its territory.
The financial allocation for these projects will be determined after the completion of the feasibility study.
Once completed, the bridge is expected to play a significant role in connecting the road networks of the eastern part of the Republic of Moldova to the trans-European road network, known as the TEN-T.