VIS Group begins filling the technological construction site of the Lensky Bridge in Yakutia

VIS Group has begun preparations for the start of the main stage of construction of a bridge across the Lena River in Yakutia. Currently, the sand foundation of the technological site #1 with an area of over 15 hectares is being filled near the village of Staraya Tabaga on the left riverbank. Work is carried out around the clock. Of the 250,000 m3 of sand, 25,000 have already been poured. About 10 units of special equipment are engaged in the work, including trucks with a carrying capacity of 40 tons.

VIS Group is the project investor and concessionaire. The concession agreement with the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) was signed in February 2020. In September 2023, Glavgosexpertiza issued a positive conclusion on the design documentation of the main stage, including the cable-stayed bridge itself and the right-bank approach to it. The design of the left bank approach is being completed.

Technological site #1 is one of four where construction and shift camps, as well as transshipment bases for special equipment and materials will be located. After filling the sandy base, crushed stone will be poured and concrete slabs will be laid. There will be one more platform on the left bank, and two on the right.

“The Lena Bridge is one of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in modern Russia. Despite the turbulence in the global economy, by decision of President V.V. Putin, construction starts right now. Because the project is of strategic importance for the development of Russia’s East and the Northern Latitudinal Railway. Together with the government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Federal Road Agency, we managed to optimize technical solutions and the cost of capital expenditures, which will not exceed 130 billion rubles. This made it possible to agree on the basic principles of financing with the participation of federal and regional budgets and investor funds,” noted Sergei Romashov, Chairman of VIS Group’s Board of Directors.

The designed automobile crossing across the Lena River south of the capital of Yakutia will be formed as a three-pylon cable-stayed structure. The length of the bridge will be 4.6 km, including 2.5 km in the riverbed part. The length of the entire new transport infrastructure, including road access on the left and right banks, will be more than 14 km. This will be the first bridge in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), which will provide year-round land communication between Yakutsk and the “mainland”, connecting the Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur Mainlines with the Northern Sea Route. It will connect the Lena and Kolyma federal highways with the Vilyuy highway, which means, in fact, connecting the Eastern part of Russia with the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk and creating a transport and logistics hub combining railway, river and air transport, and forming a northern latitudinal belt " Eastern Siberia – Mirny – Yakutsk – Magadan”.

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