Railway bridges on the line between Lovosice and Česká Lípa were renovated


Lovosice, 29 June 2016 – Správa železniční dopravní cesty (the Railway Infrastructure Administration) reconstructed railway bridges on the single-track regional line Lovosice – Česká Lípa main station. Implementation of the project contributed to increase of traffic availability, shortening of travel times, and also provision of higher passenger comfort.



The project included renovation of 10 bridges in the line section between Lovosice and Žalhostice. The main subject of the project, however, was the reconstruction of the bridge at km 38.816, which consisted in removal of the existing steel structure, reinforcement of pillars in the river by pre-loaded rods, subsoil improvement of all pillars by jet grouting, building new storage shelves, and installation of a new steel structure. The works also included renovations of platforms and reconstruction of railway superstructure.

"The project will reflect not only in operational savings. It will also increase transport safety and the trains will be able to cross Elbe in higher speeds than before. Passengers will certainly appreciate the resulting shortening of travel times” said Mr. Pavel Surý, Director General of SŽDC.

The project is in line with the global objective of OPT’s priority axis 3 - improvement of rail transport outside trans-European transport network TEN-T. The project will reduce requirements for maintenance of the bridge and allow continued operation of the line at the desired load class, spatial continuity, and line speed. Another positive impact of the reconstruction is an increase of traffic availability and line speed from 50 to 90 km/h.

The estimated total cost of the project designated as “Reconstruction of the bridge at km 38.816 of the line Lovosice – Česká Lípa amounted to CZK 322,322,052 (VAT excluded). The project was co-financed by the EU under its Operational Programme Transport. The maximum amount of support was CZK 239,398,881. The national funding was provided by the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The supplier was Společnost most Lovosice – Česká Lípa, which consisted of SMP CZ, a.s., Chládek & Tintěra, a.s., HABAU CZ. s.r.o. and Bilfinger MCE Slaný s.r.o.


Construction Designation Reconstruction of the bridge at km 38.816 of the line Lovosice – Česká Lípa
Construction Investor Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace
Supplier SMP CZ, a.s.
Chládek & Tintěra, a.s.
HABAU CZ s.r.o.
Bilfinger MCE Slaný s.r.o.
Term of launch 02/2015
Term of completion 06/2016
Total construction costs 322,322,052 CZK (VAT excluded)
Planned EU contribution 239,398,881 CZK


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