"Charilaos Trikoupis bridge" Patras Transportation Tip by Aitana
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Since August 2004, a bridge connects Patras, with the mainland. The bridge crosses the Gulf of Corinth between Rio, near Patras, and Antirio, on the opposite shore. The bridge was named after Charilaos Trikoupis, a prime minister who first suggested the idea of linking the Peloponnese with mainland Greece by a bridge in this strait.
The bridge is 2,880 m long and 28 m wide. There are two vehicle lanes per direction, an emergency lane and a pedestrian walkway.
The bridge is widely considered to be an engineering masterpiece. For those interested in its construction, there are fascinating pictures on the following link: http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0001110
There are different rates for simple crossing, 10 crossing cards, round trip cards and e-passes. As toll rates may vary along time, check them at
Type: Car/Motor Home
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