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Austrian rail bridge construction to benefit from EU funding

The European Union will support with €1.5 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to construct a rail bridge over the Drau river, just east of the southern Austrian city of Klagenfurt.

The project, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, involves the construction of a railway bridge crossing the Drau river in the city of Stein. The works include the construction of the bridge’s foundation (including pillars and abutments), support structure and equipment.

The project addresses the implementation of a key rail corridor and will positively contribute to modal shift towards rail in the region and beyond.

2012-at-91163-pProject Future Baltic-Adriatic core network: construction of a rail bridge at Stein crossing river Drau
The Action fits into the Global Project of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor on Austrian territory that includes the new Koralm railway line linking Graz and Klagenfurt. It consists of the construction of a railway bridge at Stein, crossing the Drau river. This 0.7 km long two-track line interconnects two tunnels – Lind (west) and Stein (east). The works encompass the construction of the bridge’s foundation (including pillars and abutments), the support structure and equipment.

Member States involved:
Austria

Implementation schedule
Start date: February 2013
End date: December 2015
Budget:
Action promoter: €13,734,000

Total project cost covered
by this Decision: €15,260,000

EU contribution: €1,526,000

Percentage of EU support:
Works: 10%

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