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Ipoly (Ipeľ) Bridges

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Ipoly (Ipeľ) Bridges

In past exists 47 bridges on the Ipoly (Ipeľ) River. Most of them were destroyed in the World War II. Recently exist 10 bridges, three are railway and seven are road Bridges. The most known are border crossing road bridges near Balassagyarmat or near Šahy (Ipolyság) (part of European main road E77) and railway bridge near Szob (part of Pan-European Corridor IV.) near junction of Ipoly and Danube.

Reconstruction of destroyed bridges were initialized after the falling of socialism. Concrete plans and permissions were elaborated in last years. In this time exist projects of 9 bridges on cca 100 km long section of this River between Ipolytarnóc and Szob. The first Hungarian - Slovak interstate agreements about rebuilding of Bridge near town Szécsény and another near villages Nógrádszakál on upper part of River were signed in November 2007. In 2009 were this projects approved by Hungary - Slovakia Cross-border Co-operation programme. In March 2010 were chosen the constructors and 2 bridges were inaugurated in December 2011 and February 2012. Governments made agreement about rebuilding of another two bridges on lower part of river near Vámosmikola and near Szob.

After the accession to the European Union and to the Schengen Area local people installed a few foot bridges, mostly in places of former bridges.

References

Ipoly (Ipeľ) Bridges Wikipedia


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