It became the 60th bridge over the Yauza River in Moscow
“As part of the Elektrozavodskaya hub, a pedestrian bridge was opened, linking Rubtsovskaya and Semyonovskaya embankments. It became the 60th bridge over the Yauza River in Moscow”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor for construction of the facility, and acts as one of the operators of the programme aimed at creating hub network in Moscow.
“In one year, the piers were erected, the span was assembled, the architectural finishing and landscaping were carried out. Before that, utilities were relocated from the construction area, the process took about six month”, said the Deputy Mayor/
According to him, the new structure claims to be the most comfortable for pedestrians among all the other bridges over the Yauza River. Lifts have been installed on both sides, and the bridge is fully protected inside from precipitation and wind.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, recalled that the arch bridge is 111 metres long, the walkway is 84 metres long, 4 metres wide, and 2.6 metres high.
“The bridge will connect stations of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya, Big Circle Line (BCL) lines and the Elektrozavodskaya platform of the Moscow Railway with the opposite bank of the river. Thousands of people who live, work and study in Basmanniy district will be able to save up to 20 minutes by getting to the metro”, explained Yuri Kravtsov.
The Elektrozavodskaya hub will integrate stations of the same name on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya and Big Circle (BCL) metro lines, as well as the Elektrozavodskaya platform of the Moscow Railway (MK MZD). It is assumed that passenger traffic within the hub boundaries will be up to 70 thousand people during peak hours and up to 144 thousand people per day.
The joint project also involves reconstruction of the adjacent streets, arrangement of the parking lots, and comprehensive urban improvement of the area. In addition, an underground transfer will be built between the two existing metro stations.