About 60% of the construction of the so called Danube Bridge 2, the second one to connect Bulgaria and Romania over the Danube River, have been completed.
Additionally, some 50% of the auxiliary infrastucture facilities, including a 600 meter long road junction near the Northern Bulgarian town of Vidin, has already been built. A total of 8 highway and railroad overpasses have also been completed.
The construction work will continue anew on January 11 2011.
The crude completion of the bridge is expected by the end of 2011, and will be followed by the laying of railway tracks and asphalt for the road.
The bridge was supposed to be ready by 2010 but land expropriation procedures and disputes between the Spanish firm FCC and the governments of Bulgaria and Romania delayed the construction.