There has been commissioned a new bridge over the river Vyatka on highway M-7 "Volga"

There has been commissioned a new bridge over the river Vyatka on highway M-7 "Volga" 05.09.2013

5 September, 2013 In the Republic of Tatarstan, Mamadysh region, there was an  inauguration of the new bridge across the river Vyatka 976 km of federal highway M-7 "Volga".

The opening ceremony was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, head of the Federal Road Agency Novel Starovoit, Minister of Transport and Roads of the Republic of Tatarstan Lenar Safin Head PKU "Volga-Vyatskupravtodor" Ildar Mingazov, CEO of "Volgomost" Edward Zhelieskin, Chairman of the Board of Directors JSC "Volgomost" Mekhman Ismailov, representatives of municipal administrations Mamadysh and other officials.

Addressing the gathering, Minnikhanov thanked all those who designed , built and financed the bridge. "Everything is made with the soul and quality" - said the head of the republic. During the ceremony, the President of Tatarstan and the head of the Federal Road Agency also awarded those who participated in the construction of the bridge. Among the recipients were employees Mostootryad number 3 of "Volgomost": the title "Honored Builder of the Republic of Tatarstan" received the chief engineer Valery Kopenkin and installer for installation of steel and reinforced concrete structures Nicholas Hussars. Gratitude of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan marked Deputy Chief for Economics Oksana Teplova  and the master of  construction and installation works Farkhullin Salih.

It is noteworthy that the festival held organizers decided to move away from the usual tradition of cutting the red ribbon - instead Participants of the event changed the symbolic road sign forbidding allowing, thus giving the start of the first movement of vehicles on the new bridge . Column headed car running Tatarstan President. Congratulations on the opening of the new bridge area residents came Mamadishskyi People's Artist of Russia Oleg Gazmanov - guests of the festival, he gave everyone's favorite hit "Clear Days" and a new song dedicated to builders.

Commissioning of the new bridge has greatly increased the capacity of the federal highway M-7 "Volga" and split flow of cars opposite directions. The first phase of the project "Reconstruction of the bridge over the river Vyatka" was commissioned bridge builders of "Volgomost" in September 2011, four months before the contract period. It included the construction of a double-track bridge over the river Vyatka length 643.18 m, approaches to the bridge and the road junction with a length of 83.4 m viaduct.  

Construction of the second phase of the bridge was started in September 2011. According to the contract object delivery was planned in December 2013, however, coordinated and efficient work of bridge builders and road has reduced construction time of four months.  

General Director of OJSC "Volgomost" Edward Zhelieskin said: “I want to thanks to the team of experts, designers, builders, showed the highest professional and no-nonsense approach to the implementation of such a large and important project. For now, residents and guests of the republic will be able to fully appreciate the improvement of the traffic situation on the road, on which depends not only the development of the Republic of Tatarstan, and all of the Country".  

Under the project, construction of a new two-lane bridge was preceded dismantling of the old reinforced concrete length 612 m, built in 1976. During the dismantling of the bridge for the first time in Russia for cutting "birds" of the bridge supports (T-shaped concrete structures supports) applied rope and disk diamond sawing technology HILTI. New bridge crossing was built using the existing old bridge supports on the axis of its predecessor. The total length of the bridge was built taking into account road approaches was 643.6 m.

General Contractor - OJSC "Volgomost"

General designer of the object - Design Institute OJSC "Giprotransmost"

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