The new bridge will link the left bank of the Danube to the Paks project

6/6/24 4:00 PM
Hungary’s twentieth Danube bridge also provides Kalocsa with a highway connection.

– The new Danube bridge linking Kalocsa to Paks is part of a complex, well thought-out, long-term national development and nation-building plan, which will benefit not only the people of Paks and Kalocs, but the whole of Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the inauguration of the Tomori Pál Bridge. The Prime Minister added that two of the country's most important strategic investments will also be built in this area: the new nuclear power plant will be constructed in Paks, and the Budapest-Belgrade railway line will be built not far from Kalocsa, which is one of the most important building blocks of this nation-building program.

At the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Géza Filvig, mayor of Kalocsa, recalled that the decision on the Paks II. project gave the final push for the construction of the bridge. According to the mayor, the left bank of the Danube is ready to take on the subtasks related to Paks II.: Kalocsa is ready to connect to medical care with a functioning hospital, and is ready with free industrial areas, the former barracks and sports facilities.

At the inauguration of the bridge named after Pál Tomori, Archbishop of Kalocsa, Péter Szabó, mayor of Paks, said that the newly constructed bridge is a sure guarantee of development. He pointed out that the development not only connects settlements and regions, but also highlights the fact that Paks has been a real bridge for four decades now, as almost 50% of the electricity generated here powers and connects the country's factories, households and public institutions.

In addition to the construction of a 946-meter-long, two-lane crossing, the project also created 25 kilometers of road network, providing Kalocsa with a highway connection.