Reconstruction of ‘Százlábú’ (A Hundred-Pier) Bridge in Kerepesi út


Technical data

Building trades

road design
traffic engineering
railway and catenary design
utility design
electrical and mechanical design
telecommunication design
bridge and structural design


Budapest Főváros Főpolgármesteri Hivatal

Project value


Design value

67.00 millió Ft

Years of completion

2010 to 2015

Years of construction

2013 to 2015

The ‘Százlábú’ Bridge in Kerepesi út is located at the intersection of key transport routes in the capital. The reconstruction had to be carried out in a densely built-up environment in the city centre, while continuously maintaining both road and rail traffic.

The old bridge was named after its high number of reinforced concrete pillars, which had to be demolished during reconstruction. Compared to the 8 and 25 m spans of the previous structure, the spans of the new bridge significantly increased.

All tracks running from Keleti Railway Station, the busiest passenger train station in Hungary, pass through under the bridge.

Due to the metro tunnels running at a depth of about 11 m underneath, the bridge was constructed with a what is called deep flat foundation, that is, with a foundation that has a gravity retaining wall structure composed of piles.

Main details of the new bridge:
Length of superstructure: 85.20 m
Span: 82.70 m
Total width: 34.00 m
Obliquity: 40°
Material grade of main girders: S355 J2+N.