A New Europe: Calafat-Vidin Bridge

There’s a new bridge in the European Union. Not any bridge: it stretches across the Danube from Romanian Calafat to Bulgarian Vidin.

Credit: Agerpres

Credit: Agerpres

Romanians called it the “New Europe” bridge. Bulgarians agreed. The bridge is symbolical of the ties between the two countries as they both entered the EU in 2007 and have been jointly considered in quite a few European issues, like the Schengen subject.


Credit: Mediafax

This bridge is also a statement of the commitment the two countries have as EU members. This should ring some bells in Brussels in the Home Affairs files.

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4 Responses to A New Europe: Calafat-Vidin Bridge

  1. Maggie Thom says:

    Let’s hope it’s symbolic meaning holds up as long as it does. It is truly amazing. Very cool. Is it a tool bridge?

  2. Maggie Thom says:

    lol. When I read your comment I thought what? Oooops. Toll Bridge. Do you have to pay to drive across it? 🙂

    • Really, I actually looked it up 🙂 Yep, it’s like 6 euros one way by car. If you’re on 2 wheels (bicycle), then it’s free, so more reasons to choose this option and stroll around 🙂

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