Žďákovský Bridge

Žďákovský bridge was named after a village that had been flooded during the filling of Orlík reservoir. It connects the banks of the river Vltava near the town of Orlík nad Vltavou.

The bridge was built in 1967 with a span between the arch abutments of 379.60 m with a total length of 542.91 m and with the 50m roadway above the water surface. At the time of its construction, it was the largest single-arch steel bridge in the world. The weight of the arch is 3,100 tonnes, while the weight of all the steel combined is 4,116 tonnes. 

The project involves a complete repair of the bridge decking, including the replacement of expansion joints, a complete restoration of paint on the steel structures and a necessary rehabilitation of concrete structures. The costs will be paid by the National Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI). Compared to the price assumed in the tender, which amounted to almost 322 milion CZK, the total price of the repair actually ended up to be 159 milion CZK.


Construction period2015 - 2017
Value of contract144 mil. CZK
ContractorCOLAS CZ, a.s.
Bridge Length542.91 m

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