Archive for January 10th, 2012

Bridge to Russky Island Construction: 1.5 Years in 7 Minutes

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Builders of the Bridge to the Russky Island Installed the First Pair of White-Colored Stay Cables

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

The builders of the bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait proceeded with the tensioning of the 29th pair of stay cables on the Nazimov Peninsula side. According to the approved color pattern for the bridge to the Russky Island, the stay cable pair that has been installed is the first one of the stay cables which will be colored white.

“The Russky Bridge stay cable system will symbolize the national flag of Russia flying over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait,” explains Aleksey Baranov, Director of the OJSC USK MOST Branch in Vladivostok. “A total of 14 pairs of red, blue, and white colored stay cables will be installed on each side of the strait.” They are currently tensioning the 29th pair of stay cables on the Nazimov Peninsula, and the builders have proceeded with installation of the 26th pair of stay cables on the Russky Island. The total length of the stay cables of the bridge over the Eastern Bosphorus Straight is now over 27 kilometers.

The supercompact stay cables of the bridge to the Russky Island are second to none in the world in terms of both the length and design. The stay cables that are currently being installed are longer than 410 meters. The closing stay cables in the channel span will be 580-meters long, a new world record in bridge building. The expected service life of the supercompact stay cables of the bridge to the Russky Island is of 100 to 120 years.

Photo by Igor Lischuk / SK MOST