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Construction of the world's largest cable-stayed bridge to Russky Island

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Bridges over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, which are being built for the APEC summit, will be handed according to terms agreed earlier, Viktor Ishayev, Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District said at a press conference.

Bridges over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, which are being built for the APEC summit, will be handed according to terms agreed earlier, Viktor Ishayev, Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District said at a press conference.

© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankBridges over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, which are being built for the APEC summit, will be handed according to terms agreed earlier, Viktor Ishayev, Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District said at a press conference.
Photo: view from a pylon of the cable-stayed bridge projected to reach a height of 320 meters over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait toward Russky Island.
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Bridges over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, which are being built for the APEC summit, will be handed according to terms agreed earlier, Viktor Ishayev, Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District said at a press conference.
Photo: view from a pylon of the cable-stayed bridge projected to reach a height of 320 meters over the Eastern Bosphorus Strait toward Russky Island.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe construction of the cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait toward Russky Island is part of the preparations for the APEC 2012 Summit in Vladivostok.
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The construction of the cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait toward Russky Island is part of the preparations for the APEC 2012 Summit in Vladivostok.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe summit of the APEC countries on September 8-9, 2012, in Vladivostok will be the first time it has been held in Russia. Approximately 600 billion rubles ($20.5 bln) are being spent on preparations for the summit: over 50 buildings are going up and the utility grid is being overhauled.
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The summit of the APEC countries on September 8-9, 2012, in Vladivostok will be the first time it has been held in Russia. Approximately 600 billion rubles ($20.5 bln) are being spent on preparations for the summit: over 50 buildings are going up and the utility grid is being overhauled.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe bridge is expected to be joined across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait on March 31.
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The bridge is expected to be joined across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait on March 31.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe overall length of the sections required to make the central channel span is 948 meters. Preparations are currently in full swing to lift panels 47-48 out of the water on the side of the Nazimov Peninsula and panels 45-46 from the side of Russky Island.
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The overall length of the sections required to make the central channel span is 948 meters. Preparations are currently in full swing to lift panels 47-48 out of the water on the side of the Nazimov Peninsula and panels 45-46 from the side of Russky Island.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankAlong with the construction of the main metal support beams, the installation of the cable system will continue: from both sides of the strait, there will be 72 pairs of cables up to 531 meters in length.
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Along with the construction of the main metal support beams, the installation of the cable system will continue: from both sides of the strait, there will be 72 pairs of cables up to 531 meters in length.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe height of the M6 pylon on the Nazimov Peninsula will be 320 meters, the main bridge support legs on Russky Island will be 311 meters above sea level.
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The height of the M6 pylon on the Nazimov Peninsula will be 320 meters, the main bridge support legs on Russky Island will be 311 meters above sea level.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankWork on the construction of the bridge to Russky Island began on September 3, 2008.
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Work on the construction of the bridge to Russky Island began on September 3, 2008.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankWhen it opens in 2012, it will be the largest cable-stayed bridge in the world, its central span measuring 1,104 meters, and second in the world in terms of the height of its pylons, at 320 meters (the Millau Viaduct in France is 336 meters tall)
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When it opens in 2012, it will be the largest cable-stayed bridge in the world, its central span measuring 1,104 meters, and second in the world in terms of the height of its pylons, at 320 meters (the Millau Viaduct in France is 336 meters tall)
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankThe decision to build a bridge to Russky Island was made as far back as the early 1900s. The first draft was completed in 1939 and the second in the 1960s, but neither of these projects ever got off the ground.
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The decision to build a bridge to Russky Island was made as far back as the early 1900s. The first draft was completed in 1939 and the second in the 1960s, but neither of these projects ever got off the ground.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankConstruction of the cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait to Russky Island.
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Construction of the cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait to Russky Island.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankView from a pylon of the cable-stayed bridge projected to reach a height of 320 meters across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait toward Russky Island.
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View from a pylon of the cable-stayed bridge projected to reach a height of 320 meters across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait toward Russky Island.
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