Journey of an Expansion Joint

Exceptional large TENSA®MODULAR expansion joints for the longest bridge over the Danube River.

The beautiful new Braila Bridge, crossing the Danube River in eastern Romania, is a real eye-catcher. With almost 2 km in length and a main span of 1,120 m, it is the largest bridge over the Danube River, and the third longest suspension bridge in the European Union.

mageba designed and manufactured the bridge’s exceptional expansion joints to accommodate movements of the bridge deck of up to 2.3 meters. The most spectacular by far are the 23-gap TENSA®MODULAR joints installed at one end of the suspension structure followed by the 19-gap joints at the other end.

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