The first elements of metal structures for the superstructure of the cable-stayed bridge across the Oka River were delivered to the work site.
On average, one element, which will be used for the assembly of the mounting blocks, weighs 13 tons and is 15 meters long. To connect the banks of the Vladimir Region and Nizhny Novgorod Region, the construction of the bridge crossing with a length of 1,377.6 m will require 364 elements of such type.
The last stage of engineering and geological surveys in the riverbed at the place, where the foundations of the bridge crossing pylons are to be built, is nearing completion. It is a part of the preparation works for the construction of the bridge crossing over the Oka River at the 4th stage of M-12 Highway Construction Project.
The drilling rig approached the work site in the riverbed using a special temporary bridge. This temporary artificial structure connecting a pier to the bank will serve particularly for the construction of the pier and installation of the main structures of the superstructure in the water area. The temporary bridge is 80% ready, as per design project, there still remains an additional technological platform to be built from floating crafts. Once the cable-stayed bridge is completed, the technological bridge will be dismantled.
The bridge across the Oka River is the only cable-stayed bridge along M-12 Highway. The two-pylon design of the bridge involves the construction of separate supports, which will be nearly 80 m high.
Source: Russian Highways State Company