Rio Antirrio bridge Patras - Massive structure
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This excellent piece by AirVuz contributor SioU uses a combination of archival and drone footage to tell the story of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, considered one of the modern wonders of Greece. The cable-stayed structure spans the Gulf of Corinth, connecting the mainland of Central Greece with the city of Patras on the Peloponnese Peninsula. With a total length of almost 2.9k meters (almost 9.5k ft.), it's one of the longest bridges of its type in the world. It was opened just before the Athens-hosted 2004 Summer Olympics.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Kn0nXgmuW6arQyrnSTLPw Its official name is "Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge" and it is one of the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the fully suspended type. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road. It opened in August 2004. A state of the art architectural project to remind us that: it is easy to destroy, but it is hard to raise bridges!!! Music: Soul Factory - Memories This video is dedicated to all... from Charilaos Trikoupis memory to all the politicians, engineers and the rest of the personell that continue to give life to that dream dated back 100+ years ago.