Onezhsky Shipyard launches floating bridges built for a residential area in Petrozavodsk (photo)
On 17 November 2017, Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard (Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia) launched a floating bridge built for Solomennoye, a residential area in Petrozavodsk. FSUE Rosmorport says the facility is to be put into operation in the middle of December 2017.
The bridge is an important transport link for citizens and tourists. It will separate the northern part of the Petrozavodskaya Bay on the Onega lake and Logmozero. The bridge is equipped with an electric winch to be moved for letting the vessels pass. Technological solutions applied for the construction guarantee round-the-year operation in the climatic conditions of the region.
Upon completion of the trials and obtaining all the permits, the 90-metre long bridge will be towed to the place of istallation.
Key particulars of the bridge: river pat length – 90.75 m, river par BOA – 7.8 m, waterline breadth – 7 m, depth – 2.7 m, draught – 0.5 m, displacement with no load – 204 t, displacement with maximum load – 298 t, GRT – 598.
Onezhsky Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Yard (Onega Shipyard) was founded in 2002 on the basis of shiprepair facilities of the Belomorsky-Onezhsky Shipping Company, formed in 1944. In 2011, after the enterprise management dismissal the production stopped, and the company went bankrupt. In late 2014 the enterprise was transferred to the state ownership and resumed its shipbuilding / repair activity.