Russky Bridge stretches across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait. It connects the mainland Nazimov Peninsula with Novosilsky Cape on Russky Island. The bridge has a pylon height of 324 meters (the 2nd highest in the world), a span length of 1,104 meters (the longest in the world for that time), a total length of 3,100 meters, and a height above sea level of 70 meters.
The construction of the bridge to Russky Island was started in 2008. It was a part of the plan to prepare Vladivostok for the APEC-2012 summit as part of the «Development of Vladivostok as a Center of International Collaboration in the Asia-Pacific Region». The bridge's pylons resemble the letter A. The bridge's cable stays are decorated with the colors of the Russian flag . As distinct from the Zolotoy Bridge across the Zolotoy Rog Bay, the bridge to Russky Island has only 4 lanes and is narrower. The bridge was opened on the city's birthday by Dmitry Medvedev and became a long-awaited present to Vladivostok residents and guests.
Pedestrians are not allowed to walk the bridge because of wind gusts of up to 30 m/s. It is calculated that about 6,000 cars cross the bridge every day. After the bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus Strait was opened, more and more people prefer to visit Russky Island to spend their leisure time. This has helped to reduce the load on the city's most popular beach at Lazurnaya Bay (Shamora)
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