The builders of the bridge in the Crimea began the rise of the arch on the Seine estuary supports

© Photo : the information center «Crimean bridge»Crimean arch Railway bridge taken on the fairway. 28 August 2017The builders of the bridge in the Crimea began the rise of the arch on the Seine estuary supports© Photo : the information center «Crimean bridge»

The builders began the upgrade of the railway arches of the bridge under construction across the Kerch Strait on the Seine estuary of support, reports the information center «Crimean bridge».

Surgery to install a railway arch span of the bridge across the Kerch Strait began on Sunday morning, the shipping traffic in the Strait was suspended for 72 hours. Arch spans with a length of 227 meters and a height of 45 meters will be installed on Seine estuary support height of 35 meters.

«Around 21:00 there was a «gap» of arch span from the floating supports, holding his last days. At the moment construction is held only on weight high-strength ropes extending to it from the jacks 16 installed upstairs Seine estuary supports», — stated in the message.

The distance between the bottom of the arch and floating legs is now about meter meter (and about 10 meters from the water). Once the arch span will be maintained in that position by the weight and experts again check the operation of the lifting equipment, the operation to lift will continue.

«The estimated speed of about five meters per hour. Work will continue throughout the night,» — said the press service.

Raise the arch to a height of by means of almost 700 cables. Load capacity of each Jack — 650 tons, so that, despite the weight of the arch is of six thousand tons, the builders have provided a 40% margin on lifting mechanisms.

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.

The builders of the bridge in the Crimea began the rise of the arch on the Seine estuary supportsWhat is the bridge across the Kerch Strait

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