Mayor of Pärnu Romek Kosenkranius has requested the government allocate €12 million to the building of the city's new bridge and promised the city will cover the other costs.
Kosenkranius said the design of the new bridge, called "Luik" or swan, will be issued a building permit at the start of 2021. The total cost of the bridge will be approximately €22 million.
"We want to start construction work in the spring of 2021. The new bridge, as an important object for Pärnu and Estonia, will provide work for the construction sector, revitalizing the post-crisis economy and have a positive environmental impact by reducing urban car traffic in the city center," he said.
Mari-Liis Vunder, Sandra Vahi, Johannes Heine and Grete Soosalu of Fidele OÜ won the architectural competition for the new bridge.
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