There are also two lifts, one in each tower

“The pedestrian bridge across the Yauza River as part of the Elektrozavodskaya transport and interchange hub was built to meet accessibility requirements”, 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.

“The support towers of the bridge have triple-flight stairs with wheelchair ramps, and there are also two lifts, one in each tower”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the bridge connected the Rubtsovskaya and Semyonovskaya embankments, which improved access to the metro for residents of the Rubtsovskaya embankment and adjacent streets.

“During the work, the 40-metre long embankment structures on each side of the river have also been completely renewed and the authentic look of the fencing has been restored”, the Deputy Mayor added.

According to Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, the new bridge is fully glazed to protect pedestrians from bad weather.

“The glazing is made of injury-resistant glass for protection against rain and wind. Vertical glass lamellae for shading from the sun and controlling daylight are also installed. At night, there will be LED lighting of the pedestrian zone and architectural lighting of the facade”, said 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.