In the Kerch Strait begins naval operation to install a railway arch bridge in the Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura in fotomonsterflash bridge to Crimea. Archival photoIn the Kerch Strait begins naval operation to install a railway arch bridge in the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura the image Bank

The builders of the bridge in the Crimea began the first phase of a unique operation for the transportation and installation of railway arches weighing more than 6 thousand tons in the Kerch Strait, told reporters in the information center «Crimean bridge».

«Maritime operation in the project of the Crimean bridge, without exaggeration, is unique for bridge building: it’s transportation, and then lifting and mounting in the conditions of the sea area with the unstable weather background arched design, the weight of which exceeds 6 thousand tons. However, such an operation would have been impossible without huge experience of bridge builders in other projects. So our Maritime operation — the result of years of practice and advanced technologies of domestic and global bridge building», — the press service quoted the Deputy General Director for infrastructure projects of LLC «SGM» Leonid Ruzankina.

The builders had prepared the arch and put her on the floating support. Early morning construction began to transport to the target bridge. Arch transporterowych five miles from shore, in this part of the operation involved more than ten ships and more than 100 people. Then the sailors get lawsystem in a shot between the Seine estuary supports and fix the anchor cables. At this time, the pier will be completely ready all the required lifting equipment.

After that the arch will be secure with almost 700 high-strength cables, which are stretched to the design of 16 jacks. The design will begin to rise at a design height with an average speed of five meters per hour, and then consolidate windbracings to crossbars Seine estuary supports, said the press service.In the Kerch Strait begins naval operation to install a railway arch bridge in the Crimea© The information center «Crimean bridge»the cat Bridge to the main building of the Crimea got the stickers in Telegram

Installation of the railway arches on the fairway will not exceed 72 hours. At this time would be limited to shipping to the KEK-Kerch channel. When builders will confirm the reliability of fastening the arched doorway, the traffic will be resumed in standard mode. Final installation of the arch on the Seine estuary supports will take about another month.

The bridge across the Kerch Strait that will link Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, will be the longest in Russia — its length is 19 kilometers. The beginning of the movement of vehicles on the bridge is scheduled for December 2018.

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