Archive for December 20th, 2011

Construction of cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok – video presentation, november 2011

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Lifting Cranes Operate at an Elevation above 300 Meters on the Construction Site of the Bridge to the Russky Island

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Potain and Kroll Tower Cranes that are used to erect the giant pylons of the bridge to the Russky Island have been telescoped up to an elevation above 300 meters.

The unique heavy-lift high-rise cranes were ordered specifically for construction of the bridge over the east Bosphorus Strait. They have been telescoped by inserting additional tower sections with the help of hydraulic equipment. The giant cranes have been grown higher to catch up with the pylons to rise above the pylon legs.

The lifting cranes have now grown over 300 meters high for the first time in the Russian bridge building history. Sections No. 65 of M6 Pylon, which is now 292.9-meter high, have been concreted on the Nazimov Peninsula side. Sections No. 63 of M7 Pylon whose legs are now at the elevation of 283.9 meters above the sea level have been completed on the Russky Island side. The lifting crane cabs will finally rise above the Eiffel Tower to become 340-meters high by the time the construction work has been completed.

Photo by Igor Lischuk / SK MOST