The bridge is 95% ready
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev visited the construction site of the first railway bridge across the Amur River between Russia and China. The event was also attended by Ruslan Baisarov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of USK MOST JSC (part of the SK MOST Group of Companies).
General Director of SK MOST JSC (part of SK MOST Group of Companies) Alexander Popov reported on the progress of the construction of the bridge, Leninsk-2 Station and the railway checkpoint, as well as the reconstruction of Leninsk Station.
“Over 95% of the Russian part of the bridge is completed. Installation of ballastless bridge deck slabs and guidebank strengthening works have been completed. Work on bridge painting and the river bottom reinforcement is underway,” he said.
Alexander Popov emphasized that the reconstruction of Leninsk Station is fully completed, and Leninsk-2 Station is 70% complete.
Speaking about the construction of the railway checkpoint, the General Director of SK MOST JSC noted that the bulk of the general construction works and works on construction of the inspection area structures would be completed before the end of the construction season.
“The facility is provided with all the necessary materials for general construction works,” he said.
SK MOST JSC is the general contractor for the construction of the bridge crossing from the Russian side. The scope of work at the site includes construction of the Russian part of the bridge and almost 5 kilometers of access roads, building of a new railway station “Leninsk-2”, a railway checkpoint for cargo inspection, acceptance and dispatch between Russia and China, and reconstruction of the existing railway station “Leninsk-1”.
The total length of the bridge is 2.2 kilometers, of which 309 meters is the Russian part. The structure is based on 21 supports, including 4 Russian ones.
Station “Leninsk-2” includes 17 railway tracks: 8 with a 1,520 mm gauge (according to the Russian standard) and 9 with 1,435 mm gauge (according to the Chinese standard).
After the commissioning of the facility, the route for transporting goods from Far Eastern enterprises to consumers in China and Southeast Asia will shorten by 1,763 kilometers. The operation of the existing river border crossing points will no longer depend on the seasonal weather conditions, leading to an increase in the competitiveness of the Far Eastern industry on the markets of the Asia-Pacific region.
Also, a transport infrastructure that ensures the exit of the Trans-Siberian Railway along the existing Birobidzhan-Leninsk railway line through the Nizhneleninskoye-Tongjiang railway crossing to the state railway of China will be created.