Random fact about the Crimean bridge

In GUM there is an exhibition dedicated to the construction of the Crimean Bridge. This refers not to the Moscow Crimean Bridge, but the one that is being built across the Kerch Strait. It will be the longest bridge in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers. The exhibition is interactive, construction materials were brought from the island of Tuzla: arched span bolts, fragments of reinforcement cages and a steel tubular pile, a sample of the first asphalt. At the end of the exposure there is one curious detail ...



Samples of concrete bridge piers. The Crimean bridge is almost 800 thousand tons of concrete. Each batch is tested in the laboratory for strength under pressure. The specimen must withstand 600 kilograms-force per square centimeter.

Fragments of the lower layer of pavement


View from above. The exhibition takes place on the 3rd line.

You can fly a helicopter over the Crimean bridge with glasses of virtual reality






At the crossroads of two seas

The bridge takes root: piles go to the ground to a depth of 105 meters. This is the height of a 35-storey building.



You can play table tennis in a pipe like this. Then begins the historical part of the exhibition, which tells about the construction of the bridge by Soviet soldiers after the liberation of the Crimea. There is one curious detail.


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