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Road bridge over the Danube River, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2008.
Wave Bridge

Tender invite by:
Public Enterprise for City Development Novi Sad.
International tender for Conceptual design Preliminary design, justification study, influence study for construction of a new bridge over the Danube River in Novi Sad, Municipality of city Novi Sad, September, 2008.


The bridge is located at the tender required location, on the existing pillars of the former railway bridge Franz Josef built in 1883, under the Petrovaradin Fortress. Basic postulates of the solution are: 1) the bridge has to be visually different from the existing → grid has been chosen 2) that the bridge has smaller longitudinal slope → small depth of the structure deck, 3) structure deck has to be inexpensive, resistant to fatigue and to atmospheric effects, cheap for maintenance → composite deck structure, 4) main load bearing system has the minimum of the required steel material. According to the previous structural and architectonic considerations, the system of composite steel-concrete trusses, chords with the wave motion through the space was chosen. That's how the whole project was named – The Danube wave.

Wave Bridge

Competition team:
Mostprojekt a.d., Belgrade,
DEL ING d.o.o., Belgrade,
(ex Delfin Inženjering d.o.o.).
Team of authors:
Dipl.Ing. Aleksandar Bojović,
Dipl.Ing. Nenad Jakovljević.
Petar Bojović, M.Arch.

Jury eliminated 4 of 6 submitted papers due to legal deficiencies. Among the legal eradicated was also our competition team.
Award: Honorable mention.

Wave Bridge

Spans of the structure: 39+57+92+188+75+27 m = 478 m  
Bridge width: 27 to 36 m  
Road surface width:    
road traffic: 4 x (3,50+0,50) m  
central reservation: 2,00 m  
footpaths: 2 x 3,50 m  
Material quantities for bridge structure:    
structural steel S355: 4510 t  
deck concrete C30/37: 2250 m3  
deck reinforcement B500: 225 t  
Steel consumption:    
bridge base: 287 kg/m2  
carriageway base: 341 kg/m2