“The metro bridge over the Likova River between the Pykhtino and Vnukovo stations at the extension section of the Solntsevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro is being clad with lamellae. The work is more than three-quarters complete”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The 460-metre-long bridge is clad with lamellae, i.e. louvered screens that protect the engineering structure from atmospheric influences, and have a decorative function. In addition to the finishing work on the bridge, the installation of the metal roof structures is being completed, and in-situ concreting has been completed earlier”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the head of the Construction Complex, the bridge over the Likova River will be the twelfth in the capital and the second longest after the Luzhnetsky Metro Bridge over the Moskva River.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the metro bridge adjoined the Pykhtino station under construction, where in-situ concreting was being completed, installation of utilities and architectural finishing of the passenger and technical areas were underway.

“On the platform area, the floor is laid with granite, and brackets are being installed on the walls and ceiling for cladding. Finishing work is being completed in the ticket hall”, added Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding recalled that the design of the Pykhtino station was dedicated to aviation. For example, the ceiling structures will resemble aeroplane turbines, and one of the walls of the platform area will be decorated with images of Soviet aircraft.

Commissioning of the new section of the Solntsevskaya Line, which includes Pykhtino, Vnukovo and the metro bridge over the Likova River, will improve transport services in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts (TiNAO) of Moscow, and Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with its own metro station.