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Rio-Antirrio Bridge

Rio-Antirrio Bridge

The Rio–Antirrio Bridge (officially the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge), is one of the longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges in the world.

It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road.

Opened in 2004, it dramatically improves access to and from the Peloponnese, which could previously be reached only by ferry or via the isthmus of Corinth in the east.

The bridge has had a significant impact on a number of areas of economic and social life, stimulating the tourist flows, and enriching the economic and cultural relations of the two sides by making the communication of the inhabitants of the surrounding areas easier.

The challenge: Luisa takes the ferry, while Louis hops in the van. Who’s going to arrive to Antirrio first?

 

See also

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PiNa, NGO in Koper, Croatia

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