Highest cable-stayed bridge to be built in Moscow

Next year, Moscow will launch construction of its highest cable-stayed bridge on Karamyshevskaya Embankment
Highest cable-stayed bridge to be built in Moscow
15 November 09:56 2016 Print This Article

The Moscow government has approved a project to build the city’s highest cable-stayed bridge over the Moskva River. Construction works will begin already next year.

The future bridge is supposed to connect Narodnogo Opolcheniya Street with Nizhniye Mnyovniki Street and will be located within 400 meters from the old Karamyshevsky Bridge built back in 1937.

As reports the Moscow Mayor official portal, a 137-metre-high pylon in the shape of an inverted letter Y will support the bridge with metal reinforcing cables.

“The construction of a new bridge in the area of Karamyshevskaya Embankment is planned as part of an integrated concept of developing the areas around the Moskva River elaborated on Sergei Sobyanin’s instruction,” Moscow Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov said.

The new bridge will have six lanes, with three on each side. The total length of the bridge will be 528 metres and together with the flyover across the embankment over 650 metres.

Traffic capacity of the new bridge will be much higher and will not interfere with floating cranes passing to repair the lock.

There is only one cable-stayed bridge in the west of Moscow at present, the Zhivopisny Bridge. It was considered to be the highest bridge until now totaling 105 metres high.

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