CConstruction begins on the longest railway bridge in the Baltic states
With 1510 meters it is the architectural star of the Rail Baltica that will link Warsaw and Tallinn by train
A simple sign on the Lithuanian river Neris marks the start of construction work on the longest railway bridge in the Baltic States.
It is part of the future European rail link Rail Baltica, which will link Warsaw and Tallinn, passing through Kaunas and Riga.
You will have a connection to Helsinki by ferry or by the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel.
Five EU Member States participate: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.
At the opening ceremony, the Lithuanian Prime Minister, Ingrida Simonytehighlighted the importance of new projects in times of conflict: “Each new bridge is a new hope and a new opportunity. It is a new opening. It is a reminder that, even in times of war, the world has to seek creativity , creative solutions”
Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, the 870-kilometer-long rail link is also of strategic importance because it could potentially accelerate the mobility of military equipment in the Baltic region.
The 1,510-meter railway bridge over the River Neris, a €64 million technically complex structure, in the middle of a nature reserve, is scheduled to open in 2026