New bridges for Russia’s Leningrad Region

Two new bridges are being planned for Russia’s Leningrad Region.
Road Structures / April 10, 2020 30 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
The Leningrad Region (Oblast) will benefit from two new crossings for Svir River and Volkhova River (pictured) - image © courtesy of Natalia Volkova, Dreamstime

The construction of two new bridges is now being planned for the Leningrad Region (Oblast) in Western Russia. The work is being carried out by contractor Lenavtodor.

One bridge will span the Svir River, which connects Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake, in the north of the Leningrad Region. Meanwhile, the other bridge will span the Volkhov River, which links Lake Ilmen and Lake Lodaga. The Svir River bridge will be the longer of the two, measuring 727m in length and featuring a single lane in either direction. The Volkhov River crossing will be 437m long, and again featuring a single lane in either direction.

The project also includes constructing 2km of connecting roads. In all, the bridge building and road construction work is costing just over US$105 million.