Design and analysis
Rion-Antirion lands top ASCE prize
The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Rion-Antirion Bridge as the outstanding civil engineering achievement of the year. The record-breaking bridge has a continuous 2.259km deck suspended from four stunning 170m pylons. It was completed four months ahead of schedule in time to carry the Olympic torch over the Gulf of Corinth towards Athens. The main contractor was Kinopraxia Gefrya - a joint venture of six Greek contractors led by France's Dumez-GTM. The contractor's consultants were Ingerop and Domi and the supervising engineer was Faber Maunsell. ASCE chose the bridge as the winner from a field of five finalists, selected from 22 nominations.