“In-situ concreting and metalwork have been completed on two single-track metro bridges as part of the connecting line between the Davydkovo station on the Big Circle Line (BCL) and the Aminyevskoye electric depot”, 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 two bridges, about 370 and 380 metres long, are П-shaped galleries made of metalwork that are mounted on reinforced concrete spans. The facade cladding of the bridges and the construction of the roofing that protects the tracks from precipitation have been started”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
The Deputy Mayor added that the builders have started constructing the utilities of the metro bridge.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, noted that the engineering structures have the important function of linking the Big Circle Line with the depot maintaining trains.
“Meanwhile, the bridges are located close to the busy Aminyevskoye Highway and social business development, so they should be fit in into the surrounding urban space. They will have decorative elements, in particular, they will be finished with a system of lamellae, louvered screens with a windproof function”, informed Yuri Kravtsov.
The head of the engineering holding specified that the lamellae will be painted in quartz grey and the span concrete beams will be painted in turquoise, which is the colour of the Big Circle Line. Architectural lighting will be added on the bridges.
Yuri Kravtsov recalled that the connecting line between the Davydkovo BCL station and the Aminyevskoye electric depot includes the underground part adjoining the metro tunnel, aboveground sections, and the bridges, which connect the line directly to the territory of the electric depot.
The Big Circle is the flagship project of metro development in Moscow. There will be 31 stations on the 70 km-long line, 22 of which are already open to passengers.