Archive for January, 2012

The First Pair of White-Colored Stay Cables Installed on the Russky Island Side

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The builders of the bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait have installed the 29th pair of stay cables on the Russky Island. Each stay cable is 359.5-meters long. The pair of stay cable that has been installed is the first on the Russky Island side that is colored white.

About two thirds of the total bridge stay cables have been already installed. A total of 14 pairs of red, blue, and white colored stay cables will be installed on each side of the strait.” The stay cable system of the bridge to the Russky Island will symbolize the national flag of Russia.

The white-jacketed stay cables are being installed on both sides of the strait: the bridge builders have installed the 29th pair of stay cables on the Russky Island and the tensioning of the 32nd pair of stay cables is about to be completed on the Nazimov Peninsula. The total length of the stay cables that have been already installed on the bridge is about 33 kilometers.

Photo by Igor Lischuk / SK MOST

Construction of cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok – film, January 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Builders of the Bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait Completed the Concreting of the Anchor Spans on Both Sides of the Strait

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The builders of the bridge to the Russky Island have completed the concreting of 320-meter long sections of the reinforced concrete stiffening girder on both sides of the Eastern Bosphorus Strait. A total of 21,000 cubic meters of high-grade concrete mix have been supplied to the elevation of 70 meters to complete the anchor spans.

The movement joint between the viaduct section and the reinforced concrete stiffening girder is being installed on the Russky Island. The joint is 2.7-meters wide, and the total weight of the structures is 100 metric tons. The size is based on the total bridge length of 1,885.53 meters, with the world-record length of the span deck structure that is 1,104-meters long. The movement joints over the anchor pillars, M1 on the Nazimov Peninsula side and M12 on the Russky Island side, are also record breakers as they are the largest joints in the bridge building.

Photo by Igor Lischuk / SK MOST

Over 800 Meters of the Channel Span Deck Installed in the Bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The main steel stiffening girder of the bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok is now beyond the 800-meters milestone after paired panel number 37-38 has been lifted to the 70-meter elevation from the strait water on the Russky Island side.

As a result of this operation, the cantilevered part of the steel stiffening girder on the Russky Island side extends now over a distance of 390 meters from the M7 Pylon centerline toward the mainland. A total of 414 meters of the span deck have been installed on the Nazimov Peninsula side where paired panel number 39-40 has been lifted to the elevation of 70 meters. The total length of the opposed cantilever sections of the main steel stiffening girder is now 804 meters or 72.8% of the total length of the 1104-meter long channel span of the bridge to the Russky Island.

Photo by Igor Lischuk / SK MOST