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Strait of Messina Bridge project

The proposed bridge over the Strait of Messina is an ambitious infrastructure project intended to link the Italian mainland with the island of Sicily. Envisioned as a suspension bridge, it would span approximately 3.3 km, making it one of the longest bridges in the world. The bridge’s design features towers reaching over 200 meters in height to support the central span. If completed, it would significantly reduce travel time between the cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria, facilitating economic development and improving transportation connections in the region.

Concessionaire for the design, construction and management of the road and rail link between Sicily and Calabria, is the Stretto di Messina company. The project is a strategic work of pre-eminent national interest included in the European Union’s infrastructure network.

This category covers all aspects of the bridge over the Strait of Messina project: government, legal, companies and the environment.

Strait of Messina bridge, start of worked delayed another 4 weeks

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) May 12, 2024 –  Società Stretto di Messina has said that as part of the ongoing environmental impact assessment procedure,...

Tall ships will pass under the proposed Messina strait bridge

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 6, 2024 – The world’s tallest ships will be able to pass under the future bridge over the Strait of...

Further questions for the bridge over the Strait of Messina project

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 4, 2024 – The executive project of the bridge over the Strait of Messina will arrive “not before...

Does the EU support the bridge over the Strait of Messina?

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) April 28, 2024 – In the past few months, the Italian government, especially Matteo Salvini, has been making much...

Rome questions Strait of Messina bridge documentation

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) April 18, 2024 – The società Stretto di Messina, the project manager to build a bridge over the Strait of Messina, has been...

Strait of Messina bridge, Services Conference begins

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – The preliminary services conference begins today at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Rome, a...

Strait of Messina Bridge – land expropriation notices published

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) April 4, 2024 – The notice for the expropriation of land and property for the project to build a bridge over the...

Messina Bridge: Preliminary services conference, April 16, 2024

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) April 1, 2024 – The bureaucratic process for starting work on the bridge over the Strait of Messina is about to...

Strait of Messina Bridge – Hearings in Messina & Villa San Giovanni

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) March 23, 2024 – On March 18-19, the Stretto di Messina company presented the proposed bridge project and the road...

Strait of Messina bridge – final design approved

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) February 16, 2024 –  The Board of Directors of the Società Stretto di Messina has approved the update of the...

Rome meets Parsons Group about Strait of Messina bridge

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) January 26, 2024 – Vice President of the Council and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Matteo Salvini has met with...

Parties meet to discuss safe navigation in the Strait of Messina

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) January 17, 2024 – The establishment meeting of the technical table for the safety of navigation in the Strait of...

Italian Council of Ministers approves budget for Messina bridge

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) October 17, 2023 – The Council of Ministers has approved the necessary budget to start works on a bridge over the Strait of...

Messina strait port authority issues three tenders

Messina, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 11, 2023 – Three tenders have been issued by Autorità di Sistema Portuale dello Stretto (AdSP –...

Italian government reviews Messina Strait bridge project

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) September 26, 2023 – Summary of the situation 100 days after the establishment of the Board of Directors of the Stretto di...

Technical team for Strait of Messina bridge project named

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) September 22, 2023 – With the support of the Sicilian and Calabria regions, the technical team that makes up the...

Messina Strait port authority publishes 3-year plan, future bridge considered

Messina, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) July 27, 2023 – Autorità di Sistema Portuale dello Stretto (AdSP – Strait) has approved a three-year...

First operational meeting of Società Stretto di Messina takes place

Messina, Italy (PortSEurope) June 30, 2023 – The first operational meeting of the board of directors of Società Stretto di Messina met on June 27,...

Società Stretto di Messina appoints new board of directors

Messina, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) June 12, 2023 – At a shareholders’ meeting of Società Stretto di Messina, a new Board of Directors was...

What are the advantages of the new bridge over the Strait of Messina?

Messina, Italy (Ports Europe) May 29, 2023 – This week, the Italian Senate agreed to convert the decree on the bridge over the Strait of Messina into...

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