Russia builds largest bridge on Kamchatka Peninsula

15:59, June 15, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The Russian government has started to build a bridge over Kamchatka River at the spot of the 168th km of the Milkovo-Klyuchi-Ust-Kamchatsky highway, local media reported on Tuesday.

"The first bridge pile has been already driven on the left bank of the river," Kamchatka Governor Aleksei Kuzmitsky was quoted by local media as saying.

The governor said the bridge project, the largest of its kind on Kamchatka Peninsula, could be "the construction project of the 21st century."

He added that the bridge "will play a hugely important role in socio-economic development of the region."

The bridge, when completed and put into operation in 2012, will connect the peninsula with Ust-Kamchatsky district, thus increasing transport accessibility and capacity.

The bridge will cost some 58.8 million U.S. dollars, although the government has cut investment in infrastructure projects in the Russian Far East, said the governor.

The bridge, including approaches, will be 1,833-meter long, with the main bridge spanning 445 meters. The eight-meter-wide highway bridge will see 63-meter-long spans.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
Hot Forum Discussion