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27 July 2017

Construction of the bridge superstructure across the Shosha River on the M-11 Highway will be completed in September 2017

Construction of the bridge superstructure across the Shosha River (126th km – 127th km, Tver Region) on the new M-11 Moscow – St. Petersburg Highway will be completed in September 2017.

Currently, the works for the construction of three of five bridge pillars (12 m high) have already been completed, and the remaining works will be finished in August and September. Moreover, builders have already assembled 360 tons of the span metal structures on berth for consequent launching. Launching of the span metal structures is planned for the period between October and December 2017.

The launching procedure is as follows: span metal structures (or part of them) shall be assembled on the approach embankment (on berth) or on scaffolding mounted along the bridge axis and then be rolled into the span over special launching devices.

Construction of the bridge will totally involve 2,800 tons of steel structures. It should be noted that for the bridge across the Shosha an innovative (as per bridge engineering standards) weather-proof metal will be used, which requires no corrosion protection.

The length of the bridge across the Shosha River will be 322.5 m, the width – 22 m (11 m per each bridgework). The works will be completed according to the work schadukle in June 2018. The bridge is constructed as part of the M-11 Highway 58th km – 149th km Section Construction Project (Moscow and Tver Regions).

The New M-11 Moscow – St. Petersburg Highway will pass from the Moscow Ring Motorway to the junction with the St. Petersburg Ring Motorway. The total length of the highway is 669 km. The highway will cross territories of the Central and North-Western Federal Districts across Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and Leningrad Regions in bypass of all settlements.