The Moscow Department of Housing and Communal Services named the most picturesque bridges in the city, the Moscow Mayor’s official website reports. There are about 800 bridges in Moscow, and the most popular of them are the Zhivopisny Bridge, the Soaring Bridge, and the Crimean Bridge.
Zhivopisny bridge is the highest cable-stayed bridge in Europe and the only one of its kind in Moscow. It connects Novorizhskoe highway with Marshal Zhukov Avenue. The bridge was erected 13 years ago and is 1,460 metres long, 40 metres wide, and the top point of the arch is over 100 metres high. The cable-stayed construction technology was used to create the largest (400 metres) span so that ships could freely pass under it. It was also assumed that there would be a restaurant or a registry office inside the glass ball.
The Crimean bridge is one of the most famous and popular among tourists. It offers spectacular panoramas of Gorky Park, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and the Moskva River. This is the only suspension bridge in the city. It was built in 1938, and in 2001 it underwent a large-scale reconstruction. It is noted that in 2007, the bridge was included in the register of protected objects of the city’s cultural heritage.
It is reported that Zaryadye Park has the only floating bridge in Moscow. It was opened only 3 years ago but has already become one of the most famous in the city. The structure is based on a 70-metre promenade with no support with high glass railings. The bridge is 244 metres long and weighs 3,700 tonnes. It is noted that the bridge is a large observation deck overlooking the Moskva River, the St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Spasskaya Tower, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
Ru-Main, 06.09.2020, Pictures: Moscow Mayor’s Official Website