A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The so-called October Bridge connects two areas in Novosibirsk. This bridge, built in 1951-1955 is the first automobile, tram and pedestrian bridge over Ob in Novosibirsk. Its length is really impressive – 896 meters.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

In 1948 the project started, in two years the work on the technical plan and the estimate finished.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The main street was supposed to become 3 times as wide for the sake of better transport circulation.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

In 1952 the preparatory period began.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The workers, specializing in building bridges arrived in Novosibirsk. The construction of a municipal bridge was a tremendously important event for Siberia.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

Building a dam on the left-hand side. About one million cubic meters of soil was piled up.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

By 1954 the 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th piers were constructed.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

They were built with the help of caissons.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

In order to do that little islands of soil were formed; then the piers were sunk into granite and then blasted.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The building was based on the reinforced concrete constructions and rose to 30 meters above the sea.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

In September the biggest pier was poured.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

At the same time the first 4 bays of the trestle part were finished.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The bridge consisted of 4 parts: the pier of the right-hand side of 4 bays and the river part of 7 bays, 120 meters each.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The bridge was guarded by the cast-iron railings and the bank piers were lined with the Siberian gray granite.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

Bridge trial.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

The Municipal or October bridge was opened in 1955 after the 4 years of construction. About 128 million rubles was spent on it.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

There are two tram rails, two roads for cars and two pavements.  The bridge is 24 meters wide.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

A curious fact – in 1965 a brave Soviet pilot performed a flight just a meter above the water level straight below the bridge. For this unwary act he was arrested, but soon the minister of defense ordered to let him go.

A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk

And this is how the bridge looks these days. The pictures were taken in 2010.

6 thoughts on “A Story of One Bridge In Novosibirsk”

  1. I great deal of planning and work goes into building bridges. That’s something a lot of us take for granted until we see the entire process from beginning to end. Great Post Photographer and ER Peoples.

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  2. And all those construction cranes were excellent places for public hanging of people who exhibited traitorous behavior or who did not meet Comrade Stalin’s work quotas.

    Mahmoud A.
    Member, Joe Stalin Fan Club

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