Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

First stone laid for a cross-border bridge between Hungary and Slovakia

Creation date: October 17, 2017

Today INEA and DG Mobility & Transport colleagues took part in an official ceremony launching the construction of an EU-funded cross-border bridge between Komárom in Hungary and Komárno in Slovakia, in presence of the Prime Ministers of both countries Viktor Orbán and Robert Fico.

The cross-border, two-lane 600 m long cable-stayed bridge (including access roads and two bicycle lanes) will link the Hungarian port of Komárom and the Slovak port of Komárno at river kilometre 1,770.6 of the Danube, to ease the heavy duty traffic in the region.

EU will contribute about €90 million or 85% of total costs of the project from the Connecting Europe Facility programme, EU's key funding instrument for the development of high performing, sustainable and interconnected Trans-European transport networks.

The construction works are expected to be completed by end 2020.

The project was selected for EU funding in the 2014 CEF Transport call for proposals. INEA is monitoring the project's implementation throughout its lifecycle.