Binnenkort komt er een brug tussen het Italiaanse vasteland bij Messina.
For the design of a crossing structure, the Preliminary Project definitively opted for a 3,300-metre long single-span suspension bridge which would have the world's longest central span.
The deck is 3,666 metres long, including the two suspension side spans, and 60 meters wide. The structure is composed of three box sections - two lateral ones for the roadway deck and a central one for the railway tracks. The deck's roadway section has three 3.75-metre wide lanes in each direction (two driving lanes and one emergency lane). The railway section has two tracks and two lateral pedestrian sidewalks.
The height of the two towers has been set at 382.60 metres to allow for a navigation clearance with a minimum height of 65 metres - in the presence of maximum load conditions - and a 600-metre width; the height of the deck's anchoring on the Sicilian side has been lowered by 11 meters, which would have a highly beneficial impact on the environment.
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