10 Getting Connected To Russky Island

Getting Connected To Russky Island

Posted on November 15, 2011 by

This bridge connecting Vladivostok and Russky Island is going to be record-breaking. It's going to have to tallest bridge tower (320 meters) and the longest bracing wires (580 meters). Ships of all kinds will be able to go under it.

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10 Responses to “Getting Connected To Russky Island”

  1. Mike Patton says:

    Imagine a band performing on top of that super pinnacle! :)

    russkiyislandbridgephotos-44.jpg – Don’t tell me the cables are only that thick? Spooooky!

  2. nazir says:

    Just beautiful

  3. ayaa says:

    What happened to the good old ferries? Building a whole new fleet should cost much less than this!

    And a university for 50,000 students? In the far east? Questionable.

    • Totally Baked Man says:

      Take a look at the satellite images of the area, there’s a massive amount of construction going on there right now.

      As for the ferries, you get exponentially more bang for your buck if you can build a bridge. Ferries are expensive, slow, they don’t hold much, there’s really no comparison.

      Oh and 50,000 people is about 2.5 percent of the regional population.

      • ayaa says:

        Yeah, mister know-it-all, I’ve been to Vladivostok. I’ve been to many universities there. It is easy to describe their state, atleast in numbers of students. Under-populated.

        Some 6 billion USD was allocated for all this, in preparation for the APEC summit. A simple bridge would do nicely. But for the purpose of impressing the foreign dignitaries, the bridge cost has increased so many times.

        I’m not talking about the high-speed tri-cat ferries. At that distance thats way too high-end. The nice, good, flat ferries are much better. And cheaper.

  4. LovesFLSun says:

    Coordinates: Plug these into Google Maps’ search: 43.061802,131.909666

  5. robin yates says:

    I am very impressed with the scale of both the bridge and the university. Thanks for this set of pics

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