Yakutia 24 TV channel with the reference to Interfax: A working group of the Moscow Automobile and Highway State Technical University (MADI) will present a conclusion on the optimal project of the bridge across the Lena River.
A comparative analysis of the project options have been carried out by the university experts by order of Yakutia government during the year. The conclusion to be ready by November 1, 2019.
Deputy Mayor of “MADI – Road Technologies” SIE Sergey Mayorov said that the working group is analyzing nine options of crossing: a cable-stayed bridge, cable-stayed suspension, arch, tunnel and others. This is due to the unique climatic conditions of operation, ice drift and other factors.
“The construction of the bridge will form a transport and logistics center that will connect several regions of Russia. This transport artery will accelerate the economic growth of the entities bordering Yakutia: it will ensure the development of the transport infrastructure as a whole, as well as the reliability and speed of delivery of goods by road to neighboring regions,” said Sergey.
According to him, the bridge construction will promote development of the northern territories and the Arctic – Magadan, Kolyma, up to Chukotka. “The need for this bridge is undeniable, the debates only about how much it will be loaded,” he added.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country government, as well as the authorities of the Magadan Region and Yakutia, to submit proposals to create a sustainable road connection between the Kolyma and the Baikal-Amur Railway by March 1.
The Head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev noted earlier that the bridge will connect three federal and five regional roads, the Amur-Yakutsk railway, a river port and the international airport.
The need to build a bridge across the Lena River in Yakutia was also noted by the governor of the Magadan region Sergey Nosov.
The authorities of Yakutia expect that the Lena bridge will be introduced no later than 2024. The cost of the bridge is estimated from 60 to 100 billion rubles.
Earlier, Yakutia 24 TV channel reported that during the WEF-2019, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Plenipotentiary of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev stated that the bridge across the Lena in the republic is closer to implementation than the bridge to Sakhalin.