The new bridge over the Danube

The new bridge over the Danube, Vidin (Bulgaria)- Calafat (Romania) will be opened until the middle of this year. It’s the second bridge over the Danube between the two countries, and is set to make easier the connection between several countries in Europe, from Turkey to Germany.

Still the areas where the bridge is built are haunted by poverty, with big rates of unemployment. In the former industrial town of Calafat, more than 50% of active population have no jobs.  Some people hope the new bridge would contribute to some local business and make their life easier, but the transition from communism to capitalism seems, here, still a chalenge.

The construction company, FCC Construccion, posted on Youtube, aerial and other footage with the bridge:


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