A temporary bridge donated by Norway is being erected in the Chernivtsi region to help improve road links between Ukraine and Romania.

Ukraine’s State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.


The bridge is being erected in the village of Hlynytsia on Highway T-26-07 Kitsman - Storozhynets - Hlyboka - Oprysheny, which has a branch to the Vadul-Siret border crossing.

The bridge is of the Acrow/Bailey type, which is suitable for heavy vehicles.

The bridge on Highway T-26-07 was dismantled at the end of 2021 because it was in a dilapidated state. The repair of the bridge was suspended because of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Experts will construct a 120-meter bridge from metal structures.

Preparatory work on the approaches to the temporary bridge began on Friday.

"We plan to assemble the bridge quickly to improve transport links between the populated areas of the region and to establish another transport corridor to the border with the EU while the repair and construction work on the main bridge over the Prut River is continuing. Simultaneously, we are adjusting the design estimates for the overhaul of the main bridge across the Prut River to resume the repair and construction works on it," the statement said.

Norway donated 10 temporary bridges to the State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure. The first batch of donated bridges arrived in Ukraine on 11 January.