Basarab Bridge

Basarab cable-stayed bridge is part of Basarab Flyover Bypass in Bucharest, which consists of a road, a tramway and multimodal station. The structure consists of a cable stayed bridge with a 170 meters main span over several train racks and a train and metro station, sided by a couple of secondary viaducts. These are two ramps linked to the main structure further the tramway station in its central part. The main viaduct is 365.5 meters long and composed of the following spans: 56.5-75-168-36-30 meters. Seismic loads are one of the most conditioning for substructure.

The bridge is longitudinally fixed with damper devices at the tower and abutment 2, and transversally at every support except P1, which is a steel strut. Seismic effects have been analyzed according to the Romanian Standard performing a multimodal spectral analysis according to the design spectra tested with a nonlinear dynamic model including the damping devices. The bridge is currently under construction. The deck over the existing tracks will be incrementally launched.

Designer’s role in project and share of design entity: Manterola Javier, Chief designer. Conceptual and detail design. Construction supervision.Owner’s name and reference contact: FCC, FOMENTO DE  CONSTRUCCIONES Y CONTRATAS

LOCATION: Bucharest, Romania
CLIENT: FCC, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas


  • Road and Metro Urban Bridge
  • Cable-Stayed Bridge with Composite Steel-concrete Girder
  • Surface Area: 13.700 Square Meters
  • Main Cable-Stayed Span: 170 Meters
  • Total Length: 361.5 Meters