• 2016 May 30 13:52

    Foundation of Kerch Strait bridge already numbers over 1,000 piles (photo)

    Over 1,000 piles have already been driven at the construction sites of both sea and land sections of the Kerch Strait bridge. The Crimean Bridge information center  says the milestone pile was driven into the foundation of the support structure for a railway on the Kerch side.

    According to Kairat Tursunbekov, deputy head of Uprdor “Taman” (federal government institution that ordered the construction), the pile driving operations are underway at all the construction sites, 24 hours per day.

    All in all, there will be 7,000 piles including almost a thousand prism piles (400mm x 400mm), one of the key types of pile foundation applied in Russia, both in industrial and civil engineering. 

    48 piles and 400 cbm of concrete will be used for each support structure.

    The foundation of the highway and railway sections on the Taman side of the bridge will be  made of almost 800 bored piles. Support structures in the area with the most challenging geological conditions, water area of the Kerch Strait and the Tuzla island, will rest on the foundation made of over 5,500 pipe piles.

    Construction of the Kerch Bridge is carried out simultaneously at 8 sites. 

    The bridge linking the Crimea with the Krasnodar Territory is to be put into operation on December 18, 2018. The first support structure was built on April 12. The state contract for designing and building the bridge across the Kerch Strait was signed on February 17, 2015.

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    Construction of support structures for Kerch Strait bridge commenced at its sea sections (photo) >>>>

    Road to Crimea >>>>

    Period of construction works in Kerch Strait limited to 250 days per year due to weather conditions (photo) >>>>




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