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    New bridge across bay opened in Vladivostok in ceremony

    VLADIVOSTOK, August 11 (Itar-Tass) —— The cable-stayed bridge across the Golden Horn (Zolotoi Rog) Bay was opened in Vladivostok on Saturday.

    People had an opportunity to walk across the bridge and take pictures. It will be opened all the weekend for walking and for transport traffic from August 13.

    The cable-stayed bridge across the bay is one of the constructions built in Vladivostok by the APEC summit.

    Together with the bridge to Russky Island, it will be the main part of the city's new transport system. Though for the size it is not so large as the bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait, but it is the world's fifth. It is almost 1,400 metres long with 737 metres over the water. The 226-meter-high pylon supports hold the construction at the height of 60 metres over the water. The bridge links central Vladivostok with the city's Pervomaisky district.

    It was planned to be finished by July 2, but due to heavy rains, the builders could not complete the work on time.

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    I wonder how much it costs  ::)

    #391149

    Anonymous

    Well, they spent already billions of rubles on Sochi, so why not make costly bridges.

    Anywho, it is good to see the Russian government spends equally taxpayers money, filling J****** pockets on one hand and wasting it on expensive inane bridges on the other.

    Tsar Putin is pleased.

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    #391150

    Anonymous

    Heh this bridge is one of the most funniest buildings of putin's reign ;D

    As it was noticed by Carniolan, it's the greatest useless spending of taxepayer's money.

    The full length of the bridge – 2,1 kilometers, its cost is about $ 1 000 000 000.  Just for comparision: the similar bridge in China with the same cost has the length of 35,6 km and its construction took less time. Turks built 2 bridges across the Bosporus with the such common price.

    The capacity of the bridge – 50,000 vehicles per day. But here's a problem – the island connected by this bridge has population less than 5 000 people. This island has no water.

    The main problem of this bridge's construction still unclear – why it was built?. It's craziness to buld such "golden" bridge to the almost unmanned island in totally poor region just for APEC summit  😮  They also want to build an university on this island with cost $ 10 billion. We don't understand who will be students there ;D Local residents of Vladivostock live like subhumans, even 1/10 of billions spent for the project would be enough price to rebuild all local universities.

    Before the bridge's building officials said that this project would be used to create jobs in the region. In facts on this construction were used workers from China, muslim asians and even mexicans. They got paid even higher than the Russian workers of the region.

    And as the apotheosis of this insanity – yesterday state expert said that the bridge does not meet state requirements ;D BTW super expensive road to the bridge was washed away after the first rain..

    #391151

    Anonymous

    I can't understand why chinese are able to do the bridge which is much longer than our's and by the same price. Are they the magicians? or we did something wrong..hm. Anyway I try to find some positive things, for ex. this bridge now helps people to move from one side to other faster than before.

    #391152

    Anonymous
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    I can't understand why chinese are able to do the bridge which is much longer than our's and by the same price. Are they the magicians? or we did something wrong..hm.

    It doesn't seem wonderful for me. Do google about "попилы и откаты", "роспил", "коррупция в России" etc. For example, a kilometer the Moscow Ring Road is more expensive than a kilometer Hadron Collider, the road for Sochi Olympic games has a higher cost than NASA space program "Curiosity".

    Anyway I try to find some positive things, for ex. this bridge now helps people to move from one side to other faster than before.

    Well, yes.. But it's almost the same as using the Moon and spacecrafts for their transportation. ;D

    #391153

    Anonymous
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    Well, yes.. But it's almost the same as using the Moon and spacecrafts for their transportation. ;D

    Why not buy each one a helicopter? It would probably be less expansive than the bridge.

    There was a similar case in Croatia, the government invested in a 800 mil. bridge project. Needless to say, the bridge was never finished. However, a rise in the wealth of the local business magnates was noted :)

    Judging from what you say, it would seem Russian oligarchs have found their rolemodels in Balkan tycoons :D

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