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Patras Marina

Tel: +30 2610 453540, Fax: +30 2610 453540

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The Rio-Antirio bridge

  Since Harilaos Trikoupis' vision when he was Prime Minister of Greece one hundred years ago, Greece has had the great dream of a bridge crossing the 3 km Corinth Gulf strait. In 2004, a long-standing dream became reality.
  The bridge plays a significant role in strengthening the links between Patras, the third biggest city of Greece and the more rural North Western Greece.
  The Rion-Antirion bridge is the longest cable-supported bridge in the world with a continuous deck of 2,250 meters.
  The Rion-Antirion bridge is located at the intersection of two major roads: the Patras-Athens-Thessaloniki motorway which links the three most important cities of Greece and forms part of the European motorway network, the Kalamata-Patras-Igoumenitsa Western axis.
History-The geological background
  It is believed that tectonic movements, which generate the current important seismic activity in the area, result in the South Rion coast drifting away from the North Antirion coast by several millimeters a year.
  It is amusing noting that around 500,000 years B.C., the Corinth Gulf presumably was an inland sea and the Peloponnese linked to mainland by two isthmus: to the east with the Corinth isthmus cut today by its famous Canal and to the west with the Rion isthmus, which the Rion-Antirion bridge has replaced.
The project background
  In 1880, Harilaos Trikoupis became Prime Minister of Greece. Born in Messolongi, one of the main cities on the North coast of the Corinth Gulf strait, he had the vision of a bridge joining the people from Achaia (Peloponnese) and Etoloakarnania (North Western Greece). The bridge project was discussed at the Greek Parliament at the end of the 19th century. However, such a project was not technically feasible until the late 20th century and it was one hundred years later that the Greek State decided to invite tenders for building a fixed link on the Corinth Gulf strait.
  The 1991 invitation to tender and the December 1993 tender led on 3rd January 1996 to the signing between the Hellenic Republic and the company Gefyra S.A. of the Concession Contract for the Design, Construction, Financing, Maintenance and Operation of the Rion-Antirion bridge.
  As for most concession schemes, this agreement was not put into force until the full financing for the project be achieved. It took two years to close the first ever private infrastructure concession financing in modern Greece with the main loan agreement signed on 25 July 1997. The financial close was achieved by 17 December 1997.
  The Effective Date, the starting date for the project, occurred on 24 December 1997. On 19 July 1998, Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece, in the presence of Constantinos Stephanopoulos, President of Greece, cast the first stone for the Rion-Antirion bridge.
The construction period
  The 7-year construction period comprises: a 2 year preparatory period (1998-1999) where the main works consist in completing the final design for the bridge and installing the construction site with the main task of building the dry dock, a 5-year building period (2000-2004) where the bridge is actually built.
The operation period
  The concession company Gefyra S.A. shall operate and maintain the fixed link from its completion forecast by December 2004, onwards.
  In 1995, the traffic crossing the strait, using the current ferry services, totalled an average of 7,000 vehicles per day. It is expected that, at opening, the bridge shall attract an average of 10,000 vehicles per day. Studies show that in addition to the likely overall increase of the traffic since 1995, the opening of the bridge should generate a significant amount of local traffic.
  The Concession Contract provides for maximum tolls to be levied by the Concessionaire. Below these levels, the Concessionaire is fully responsible to market its tolling policy and intends to boost local traffic demand with season and frequent-user tickets.
  The Operation Period shall end no later than 42 years from the Effective Date (24 December 2039). The bridge shall then be handed over to the Greek State which is going to be responsible for its operation.

This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below, which contains image.


AKRATA (Small town) ACHAIA

Police Department of Akrata

Tel: +30 26960 22100, Fax: +30 26960 22496

Police Department of Chalandritsa

Tel: +30 26940 22202, Fax: +30 26940 22170


Police Station of Diakofto

Tel: +30 26910 41203


Police Sub-Department of Eghio

Tel: +30 26910 68725

Police Department of Eghio

Tel: +30 26910 22100


Police Department of Kalavryta

Tel: +30 26920 23333


Police Station of Kamares

Tel: +30 26910 31113


Police Department of Kato Achaia

Tel: +30 26930 23333, Fax: +30 26930 23413

Police Department of Klitoria

Tel: +30 26920 31889, Fax: +30 26920 31206


Police Station of Lakopetra

Tel: +30 26930 51201

Police Station of Livartzi

Tel: +30 26920 51255


1st Police Department of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 420612

2nd Police Department of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 695288, Fax: +30 2610 277708

3rd Police Department of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 320020, Fax: +30 2610 323508

4th Police Department of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 695043

5th Police Department of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 313300, 695053

Achaia Police Headquarters

Tel: +30 2610 695000, Fax: +30 2610 271407


Police Station of Psathopyrgos

Tel: +30 2610 931203


Police Station of Sageika

Tel: +30 26930 41289

Port Authority


Central Port Authority of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 341024, 341046, 341002, 361470-1, Fax: +30 2610 327136

Port information


Very shallow harbour for local boats only.


Eghio Port


Patra Port


Rio Port

Responsible port authority

AKRATA (Small town) ACHAIA

Port Authority of Eghio

Tel: +30 26910 28888, Fax: +30 26910 61540

Tourist police


Tourist Police Department of Patra

Tel: +30 2610 695073, 695190-1

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