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.
Remember it now? Yes, it’s the dancing bridge and according to Volgograd officials, it’s not going to “dance” anymore.
Let’s check it out from the inside!
Entering one of the rooms situated inside the bridge.
That’s how the bridge looks from the inside.
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.
There are three dampers inside the bridge.
A deputy chief engineer.
He’s telling about the purpose of the dampers they’ve installed.
“Drive straight to get to Saratov or take a right turn to get to downtown”.