The Russky Bridge is a new sea-crossing bridge built in Russia in June 2012. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev presided over the bridge's opening ceremony, saying that the bridge would become a symbol of Vladivostok. The seaside city, Vladivostok, is the famous Pearl of the Far East and the third-ranked tourist destination in Russia.
Before the Russky Bridge was opened, Russky Island was separated from the main urban area of Vladivostok by the Basvra Strait, which required ships to pass, which was detrimental to the city's economic and cultural development.
The construction of the Russky Bridge started in September 2008; the construction capital investment amounted to 33.9 billion rubles (about 1.1 billion US dollars). The Russky Bridge ensures smooth traffic flow all year round. The bridge opened on the occasion of the 152nd anniversary of Vladivostok. Let's learn more about this bridge whose size became a world record.
Description of The Russky Bridge Size
Russky Island is about 18 kilometers long, 13 kilometers wide, and covers an area of 97.6 square kilometers. Most of the island is covered by broad-leaved forests. The natural scenery on the island is beautiful, and many bunker ruins have been preserved, making it an excellent travel destination. The Russky Bridge, with the A-shaped main bridge tower, spans the East Bosphorus Strait and connects the main city of Vladivostok and Russky Island.
Contractor SKMost did 95% of the entire construction, and the works are located on both sides of the East Bosphorus. The stay cables and main beams of the Russky Bridge are installed simultaneously; there are 130 stay cables, and the longest stay cable is 483 meters. The cantilever length of the main beam is 852 meters, and more than 18,000 tons of steel structure is used to strengthen the bridge.
Dimensions of the The Russky Bridge
The Russky Bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, with a central span of 1,104 meters and a total length of 3,100 meters. The length of the rope is 580 meters, and the A-shaped towers are 320 meters high. The Russky Bridge has 11 spans and four lanes with a width of 29.5 meters. The bridge is 70 meters above the sea; even the largest sea ships can easily pass under the bridge.
|Total Length||3,100 m (10,200 ft)|
|Width||29.5 m (97 ft)|
|Longest Span||1,104 m (3,622 ft)|
|Clearance Below||70 m (230 ft)|
|Tower Height||320 m (1,035 ft)|
Several architectural parameters of the Russky Bridge are not outstanding, but its main span makes the bridge the first in the world. This bridge, as well as the Golden Horn Bridge, connects the Amur Peninsula and the southern archipelago and also makes the city of Vladivostok a complete one, which is of great significance to Vladivostok. The Russky Bridge carries the daily traffic of about 15,000 vehicles, and it is the most important infrastructure in Vladivostok.