Italian Expertise for Lithuanian Railway’s Neris River Bridge

Apr 1, 2022

Italy’s Rizzani de Eccher takes on a second Rail Baltica project


Rizzani de Eccher, the Italian owned and operated Group rated among Europe’s top infrastructure, construction and engineering companies, has contracted the construction of a railway bridge over the Neris River near the city of Jonava with Lithuania’s LTG Infra as part of the Rail Baltica project.

“We are honored and proud to be awarded the contract which will allow us to bring all of our bridge engineering and construction skills and experience to an important and challenging project for Lithuania’s rail infrastructure network”, says Rizzani de Eccher Group’s chairman Franco Alzetta.

The planned bridge will be the most challenging Rail Baltica engineering structure and, at 1,510 meters, the longest railway bridge in the Baltic States. Rizzani de Eccher and its subsidiaries, including DEAL and TENSA have realized more than 4 million square meters of bridges and viaducts, gaining extensive experience and inventing specialized equipment for the efficient and safe construction of this type of project.

Rail Baltica is a joint project being implemented by three EU Member States: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and will integrate with the European passenger and freight rail network by connecting Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Warsaw. It is designed to reduce bottlenecks, create more cross-border connections, and promote modal integration and interoperability within the EU.

Already working on the Rail Baltica project in Latvia, together with BESIX and SIA RERE BŪVE, Rizzani de Eccher is contributing to the design and build contract that covers the construction of the Rail Baltica Central Station in Riga, a major railway bridge over the Daugava River along with railway embankments and tracks.

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