No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

This bridge over the Volga River in Volgograd is over 30 km long and what you see on the photo is just its 6 km part. On the whole, it consists of 4 parts. But that’s not what this bridge is famous for. Take a look at the video below.

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Remember it now? Yes, it’s the dancing bridge and according to Volgograd officials, it’s not going to “dance” anymore.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

Let’s check it out from the inside!

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

Entering one of the rooms situated inside the bridge.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

That’s how the bridge looks from the inside.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

The dancing of the bridge was caused by vibration from a resonance. Wind, current and other factors are the reasons for that. Bridge experts and engineers didn’t find a single defect in its construction and, as a result, came to the conlusion that to prevent further vibration, they had to install damping devices.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

There are three dampers inside the bridge.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

A deputy chief engineer.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

He’s telling about the purpose of the dampers they’ve installed.

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?

“Drive straight to get to Saratov or take a right turn to get to downtown”.

Location: Volgograd

via volg-vistex

9 thoughts on “No More Dancing For The Bridge In Volgograd?”

  1. Bridges and wind can create som wierd events.
    Remember the millenium bridge in London (ok that wasn’t the wind, just people walking) and the one in the U:S that actually came down during a storm in I think the 30:s.

  2. And once more a crappy construction made by drunken russians incapable of calculating some eigenvalues is fixed by german engineering. 😀

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