One stage of the most famous project was realized in Kiev, Ukraine. The remarkable event was related to construction of the first segment of the bridge across the Dnepr river. Let’s see the scale of the work.
The bridge will be fixed on two arched girders. Its inferior section was ready 2 years ago. The superior part was mounted with the help of the barge crane that was specially constructed for that purpose.
The first painted segment of the arch is ready for the mounting.
The subdiagonal part located right under the segment is needed to ensure exact attachment of the elements.
First attempts to raise the segment.
Trial elevation of the segment.
The mounting point.
Beginning of the elevation process.
It takes 7 minutes to raise an element for 1 meter.
Rotation of the segment.
The huge segment has to be placed down very carefully. These last steps are important for the future life of the entire construction.
Slow elevation of the element.
Another element is waiting to be shifted here.
The work is almost over. The element is in its place.
The opposite site view.