The bridge over Ipeľ is also for car traffic
Until now, the nearest road – from one village in Slovakia to another in Hungary – using the nearest border crossing measured 20 to 25 kilometers. The new bridge gives motorists the opportunity to cross the border much faster. Part of the project was also the restoration of the road that leads to the bridge in an area of almost 360 meters. and the creation of a rest area near the bridge. In parallel, on the Hungarian side, they plan to build a new 1.17 kilometer long road to the bridge.
Motorists with cars can also use the new bridge in Vrbovka in the direction to and from Hungary. “I believe that with the opening of the bridge, life in Vrbovka will not end, but will begin, that people will be able to live here. Maybe the jobs they can’t get here, they will get on the Hungarian side of the border, and vice versa, many citizens from Hungary will get services and maybe jobs in Slovakia,” RTVS quotes the words of the Minister of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization Richard Raši (Hlas-SD party).
Over the past few years, Slovakia and Hungary have opened several new bridges, which also serve as border crossings, although, thanks to the Schengen membership, no active controls usually take place on them. European funds are used in large measure for their construction. “These bridges will help the development of economic cooperation. I look forward to the addition of more border crossings,” stated the head of diplomacy at our southern neighbors, Péter Szijjártó.