Bridge over Lena River near Yakutsk to be ready in 6 years

Work will commence to build the long-awaited car bridge across Lena River near Yakutsk.

The corresponding concession agreement has been signed between the government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the consortium consisting of Rostec State Corporation and VIS Group. The ceremony to sign the document took place in Moscow and was attended by head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolayev, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov, and VIS Group Board Chairman Igor Snegurov.

The concession agreement implies developing the project of the bridge in its entirety, from developing design documentation to constructing and launching the bridge.

As of now, the exact amount of finances for the entire project has yet to be estimated; the specific figures will be announced after the facility project is ready and undergoes the federal expert appraisal. Yet, according to preliminary estimates, the project is expected to require substantial finances of about RUR 30 bln ($472.8 mio) from the extra-budgetary sources.

The bridge’s service life is 25 years. The engineering and construction stages will require 6 years, while the operational stage will take the remaining 19 years.   

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