Another huge bridge project is close to its finale. The long-awaited bridge over Zolotoy Rog bay united the centre of Vladivostok with Churkin cape. The final locking panel was lifted.
The idea to build a bridge over Zolotoy Rog bay appeared in minds back in the XIX century. In 1959 Nikita Khruschev ordered to turn Vladivostok into Russian “San-Francisco”, though the plan of the construction remained only on papers.
The tunnel 250 m deep scared the citizens first but soon it was beautified and surrounded by benches.
Giant pylons of the bridge 220 m high have already become the symbol of Vladivostok – they are visible from nearly all districts of the city.
Panels up to 14 m long were lifted almost weekly.
In 3 years, 8 months, 20 days the bridge over Zolotoy Rog locked up.
On April, 14th, the workers lifted the last, locking panel, 7 m long and 135 tons heavy, it was the “golden link” of one of the largest cable-braced bridges in the world. Only welding works remained ahead.