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Stunning photos of the world's longest bridge

Last updated on: July 3, 2012 12:50 IST

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Russia has unveiled the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, a part of the huge infrastructure projects to boost the country's economy.

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Image: The sun sets behind a bridge under construction linking Russky Island (R) to the mainland, near Russia's far Eastern port of Vladivostok.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.
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The 1,104 metre bridge connects Vladivostok to Russky Island.

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Image: A general view shows the completed bridge across the Golden Horn bay after the final section was installed in Vladivostok.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.

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Russia is spending $20 billion to enhance its infrastructure in a bid to bring in huge investment across various sectors to propel its economy.

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Image: The final section is installed to complete the bridge across the Golden Horn bay in Vladivostok.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.
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The cost of construction of the bridge to Russky Island with population of only 5 thousand people is expected to surpass $1 billion.

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Image: A bridge over the Golden Horn Bay is seen under construction during sunrise in the far eastern port of Vladivostok.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.

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The Bridge to Russky Island is built across the Eastern Bosphorus strait to serve the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which is slated to take place in Vladivostok.

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Image: A bridge over the Golden Horn Bay is seen under construction during sunrise in the far eastern port of Vladivostok.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.

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The bridge connects the mainland part of the city (Nazimov peninsula) with Russky Island, where the main activities of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit will be organised.

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Image: A view at night shows a bridge undergoing construction, to link Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok with Russky Island.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.

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The cable bridge will be commemorated on new postage stamps to be issued for APEC-2012 Summit in Vladivostok.

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Image: A view at night shows a bridge undergoing construction to link Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok with Russky Island.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.
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The bridge will also have the highest pylons and the longest cable stays.

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Image: A view at night shows a bridge undergoing construction, to link Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok with Russky Island.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.
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The whopping cost of construction has been strongly criticised by opposition parties in Russia.

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Image: A view at night shows a bridge undergoing construction, to link Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok with Russky Island.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.
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Bridge specification

Total bridge length: 1885.53 m
Total length incl. trestles: 3100 m
Central channel span length: 1104 m
Bridge width: 29.5 m
Bridge roadway breadth: 23.8 m
Number of driving lanes: 4 (two in each direction)
Under clearance: 70 m
Number of bridge towers: 2
Pylons' height: 320.9 m
Number of cable stays: 168
Longest/shortest cable stay: 579.83/135.771 m


Image: Employees work on a bridge undergoing construction, to link Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok with Russky Island.
Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.
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