The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Recently they’ve finished the construction of the bridge to Russkiy Island and we’ve covered the most interesting facts about it. Let’s see some more pictures of the wonderful object in the Russian Far East.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

In September 2012 the bridge will meet delegates of APEC 2012 summit.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Total length of the bridge is 1885,53 m

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Bridge approaches represent overpasses with overall length 900m.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Width of the carriage way – 24 m for 4 traffic lines.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

To erect pillar M6 on Nazimov peninsula there was made a little artificial peninsula where they drilled holes for the piers.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The maximal depth of reinforced concrete piles bedding on Nazimov peninsula – 77 m. Each pier has 120 piles inside 2 m in diameter.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

One pier is 324 m high, it’s an approximate height of a 90-storey building.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Freight-passenger elevators lift people on the piers. The lifting capacity of the elevators is 2 tons. Lifting speed 65m/min.

The builders worked in extreme weather conditions. Wind speed achieved 36 m/sec., the waves were 6 m high, ice thickness reached 70 cm. In winter it was up to -36C cold, in summer +37C hot.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Solution on such a height was lifted with special cocnrete pumps.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

348m high over the ground, they say it is the highest tower crane in Russia up to now.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Lifting height – 335 m, boom length – 60m.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Max. lifting capacity – 50 tons

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Crane operator

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Crane Potain MDT 368 (France)
Max. lifting capacity – 16 t, lifting height – 328,7 m, boom length – 40 m.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Metal stiffening girder consists of 103 panels 12 m long and 26 m wide. Their overall weight is 23000 tons. The stiffening girder length is 1220m.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

High-strength bolts

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Each seam has been checked with ultrasonic devices.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Cables

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Each cable consists of 13-85 strands. Each strand consists of 7 galvanized wires.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The cables service life is not less than 100 years.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Removing mooring anchors from under the bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

“Heart” of the bridge.

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

The Grand Far Eastern Bridge

Location: Vladivostok

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