6 Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?

This bridge in Novosibirsk across the Ob river joins two subway stations. Today we'll see the process of its repairing.

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Total length of the bridge is 2 145 km. It was put into operation in 1986 and had to be coated with paint every 7 years to prevent corrosion.

The third complete painting procedure began on August 3, 2011. Before that the bridge was painted in 1992 and 1999.


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6 Responses to “Do You Know How Bridges Are Painted?”

  1. jattwhisky says:


  2. testicules says:

    These guys should all be wearing respirators and goggles. Also, Why is the subway bridge enclosed? Adds to the cost of construction.

    • j pigden says:

      1. Working outside doesn’t require respirators but eye protection is a must!
      2. Russian weather demands an enclosed bridge!

  3. yagur says:

    No PPE!!! Poor guys…And also flip flops on construction site???!!!Unbelivable!

  4. kbr says:

    flip-flops or not, it is better than africa

  5. Tovarich Volk says:

    Why are the bridge trusses out of plumb? Was the bridge designed this way, or is it simply a matter of sub-par Soviet era construction?

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