“Consulting engineer Cowi has been appointed bridge and tunnel advisor for the Smokovac-Uvac-Matesevo section of Montenegro’s Bar-Boljare highway project.

Cowi will advise contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation on the 41km mountainous route which will be 60% bridges and tunnels, including 16 twin tunnel sections, mainly through flysch bedrock.

It will offer advanced geological forecasting of rock mass conditions and interpretation of instrumentation and monitoring and the design of the primary tunnel lining support.

Work has started on the 950m-long Moracica Bridge which carries the road across the Moraca River Canyon and construction of the bridge’s five-pillars was completed last month. At the highest point the bridge will be 180m above the ground.” (New Civil Engineer)