Railroad Bridge to China. Installation of the Span between the Fourth (Russian) and Fifth (Chinese) Footings Is Completed
The project of an international Sino-Russian railroad bridge, which will link the Jewish Autonomous Oblast with Heilongjiang Province, is under construction. The cross-border railroad bridge will be 2.2 km long (including 309 meters on the Russian side of the border).
The bridge will have both a standard gauge (1435 mm) track and a Russian gauge (1520 mm) track.
Today, on October 10, Russian and Chinese specialists have laid the elements of the span structure between the fourth (Russian) and fifth (Chinese) footings of the railway bridge “Nizhneleninskoe - Tongjiang". A floating crane laid a beam of the last section of the bridge superstructure with leaning on the fourth footing.
“Today’s event can be called historic. Both parts of the bridge are connected. Let it be temporary metal footings, which will be dismantled after the assembly is fully completed, the main thing is that the connection has taken place! ”, ыaid Alexander Kozlov, minister of the Russian Federation for the development of the Far East.
Concreting the third footing have been completed. The installation of span structure connecting the second and the third footings will be completed in the nearby future. These works have already been done by 80%.
The next stage of work will be the installation of the superstructure, which will connect the third footing to the fourth. Metal structures for the implementation of this stage are already on the construction site.
«The Government of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast will accompany the construction of the bridge and assist in ensuring the completion of its construction. This object will give a great economic effect not only for the Jewish autonomous oblat, but also for Russia and for the development of Russian-Chinese relations,” said EAO Governor Alexander Levintal.
“The bridge will become part of a new export route and an incentive for the creation of new logistics and industrial complexes, it will improve the transport accessibility of several regions of the Far East,” said Alexander Kozlov.