High Bridge of Chalkida
The High Bridge of Chalkida) is a cable bridge over the Euripus Strait in Evia, near Chalkida. It is part of the roadside bypass of Chalkida and connects the Boeotian
coast near the cement plant with the Euboea on the hill of Bataria, through the Schimatari
-Chalkis Motorway. It has a total length of 694.5 meters, a useful width of 12.5 meters and a free height of 34.5 meters. The construction of the project began in May 1985 and was completed in 1993. Its opening was on July 9, 1993. The cost of the project reached 2.5 billion square meters, the thinnest in the world. drachmae (with prices of that time). The bridge consists of the accesses and the central section. The access bridges are 4 × 35,875 meters (Viotia) and 4 × 39 meters (Evia). The central part of the 395 meter bridge is cabled with a central opening of 215 meters and laterally 2 × 90 meters. The central section is held by cables around 6 meters. The foundation
of the pylons was about 28 meters deep. Provision has been made to protect the work from the impact of ships.