Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Here are some pictures of a dam construction in St. Petersburg.

This “monster” resembling an armored train of the Civil war time, will be used to push one of the barrier leaves preventing ships from entry to the water area of the Neva in case of flood threat.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

It has special rails with teeth, the wheels – gears.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

A huge “arm” is mounted to the vehicle to push the leaf of the water gate.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

That’s how it looks like.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

The lock preventing ships from entry.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Attachment point.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

The water gate itself is located in the pool 15m deep, when the canal closes it is filled with water.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Main joint of the construction.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Imagine now how huge the construction is?

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

From the other side of the pool.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Its upper part

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

And its lower part

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

The whole view

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Some pics from above

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

And this is a twin neighbour on another bank.

Dam Construction in St. Petersburg

via leprosorium.ru

19 thoughts on “Dam Construction in St. Petersburg”

    • It is indeed build with help from the dutch.
      I know some dutch people who are / were working on it.

      Also the USA asks for help from the dutch for the knowledge about water management.

      They are also making a new island in spb (and in Dubai).

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  1. @admin: I just have to say your website is the first I’ve come across this morning that doesn’t have typos every other line. Thanks for taking the time to construct something that doesn’t look like a 6th grader put together. I apologize, just had to vent.

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