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Proposed Messina Straits Crossing 1993

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  • Sicily, Italy
  • Across the Messina Strait
  • Main span 3300m/1.8miles
  • Single span suspension bridge
  • 6 lanes/2 railtracks/2 service roads
  • Length 3300m/1.8miles
  • Dr William Brown and Brown Beech were engaged by Stretto di Messina to lead the innovative bridge design
  • Rail and motor vehicles will cross the straits in a few minutes

DECK

  • A 60m/198ft wide multi-box deck is designed as a vast steel aerofoil

TOWERS

  • 376m/1233fth high towers, each have 46,000 tonnes of steel

CABLES

  • Two pairs of 1.2m/4ft steel cables will stretch the 5km/3miles between anchorages