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Brazil's national ground transport agency ANTT has kicked off a public consultation phase before tendering the new Rio-Niterói Bridge concession in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
There will be two public hearings, one on 15 October 2014 in Rio de Janeiro and another on 17 October 2014 in Brasilia.
The object of the contract is to re-concession of the 13.2 km bridge. The term of the current contract expires in May 2015 and the current concessionaire is CCR.
The project would involves the upgrade, operation and maintenance of the bridge for a period of 30 years. The project would also involve the development of a link to connect with the Red Line road system and the development of a connection under the "Praça Renascença" in Niteró to improve traffic flow.
The total project investment is estimated to be between R$976 million and R$1.37 billion (US$503 million and US$706 million).
The Rio-Niteroi Bridge, is a box girder bridge crossing Guanabara Bay, in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It connects the city of Rio de Janeiro and the municipality of Niterói. It is currently the longest prestressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world. From its completion in 1974 until 1985 it was the world's second-longest bridge.
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