Metal Structures for the Crimean Bridge

In April, Omsk Metalwork Plant is going to complete the state order – the production of the metal superstructures of the Kerch Strait Bridge. The total volume of items produced for the object is about 30 ths. ton.

The Crimean Bridge is one of the largest bridges in Russia. It consists of the parallel highway and railway. Its length is 19 km. The line begins from Taman Peninsula and goes through the existing 5 km sea wall and Tuzla island. Then it intersects the Kerch Strait doubling Aq Burun from the north and makes it all the way to the Crimean coast.

Total length of the bridge crossing: 19 km. Width of the navigation span: 227 m. Height of the navigation span: 35 m.

The highway and railway parts of the bridge, in fact, are made in the form of two nearby located bridges that is likely to be primarily related to saving in the pile height of the highway part of the bridge that, as distinguished from the railway part, can have noticeable difference in heights and more sharply descend at the distance from the high-altitude navigation span.

The highway part of the bridge:

  • Number of pathways: 4 pathways.
  • Design speed of vehicles: up to 120 km/h.
  • Traffic capacity: up to 40 ths. vehicles per day.

The railway part of the bridge:

  • Number of tracks: 2 broad gauge tracks.
  • Traffic capacity: up to 47 train-pair per day.
  • Design speed of slow passenger trains: 120 km/h.
  • The same of cargo trains: 80 km/h.