The D1 was the first motorway in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Construction started in 1967 and the first part was completed in 1972.
Its aim is to connect the borders from East to West.
The final stage of the works is at bridge 213-00, in the Fričovce – Svinia section. Here the Maccaferri Terramesh System and the MacRes Systems form bridge abutments and wingwalls up to 12m in height.
The toe of walls is secured with anchored concrete wall due to potential landslides at this location.