Bridge over the Angara

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Bridge over the Angara - located on the river Angarabelow Ust-Ilim hydroelectric station.

Ust-Ilimsky bridge over the Angara

History of creation

The decision to build a bridge was made. November 4th 1963 of the year.

Built by a team of assemblers of the Krasnoyarsk Bridge Detachment N7 in 1972 year (according to other data in 1973). The length of the bridge is 812 meters, the height above the water surface is 24 meters. The bridge is designed for 23 tons of cargo. In 1979, an operation was carried out to expand the bridge by 1 meter 70 cm. This was required to create a special highway for freight traffic.

Now the bridge consists of two branches. The right branch (cargo bridge) is intended for the movement of cargo transport, the left (upper bridge) - automobile and public.

The bridge over the Angara is built so that the left bank is equally located in relation to the site of the forestry complex and to the city center on the right bank. Roads are built with regard to the separation of the canvas for the movement of the Khlystovoz.

- Master Plan of the city of Ust-Ilimsk, Irkutsk Region (adjustment).[1]

The rails were originally laid along the left branch. AT 2000 year rails asphalted.

Bridge repair

The bridge needed overhaul. Reconstruction of the bridge began in March 2011 of the year. The total amount allocated for repair work - 225 million. 362 thousand rubles. Of these, 109 million are funds from the federal budget, 109 are from the regional budget, and the rest was invested by the city. Reconstruction was carried out on the upper part of the bridge. All coverings will be removed (asphalt, under which there were rails and rotten wooden base) and replaced with new reinforced concrete slabs. The change of coverage was planned to be completed by October 2011 of the year. The repair itself was planned to be completed within a year. [2]

March 22 2011 the year the movement on the left branch was blocked - repair of the bridge began. In the reconstruction of the bridge, advanced technologies and modern materials were used - bridge construction as waterproofing and special polymer mesh as reinforcement, asphalt concrete with polymer additives. The work went ahead of schedule. Originally it was planned to carry out the reconstruction of the bridge during two construction seasons.[3]

20 November 2011 years, the opening of the bridge after repair.[4].

Dismantled the coating of timber, rail track. Instead, they laid reinforced concrete slabs, waterproofing and new asphalt. In addition, they repaired the supports, made new expansion joints and borders. Spent drainage, lighting, painted span structures. Contractors sought to open the movement in the winter, to relieve the lower part of the bridge. Road builders have complaints about the quality of asphalt concrete of the upper layer, which was prepared at the nearest plant of a third-party organization. It was used to use it in time for winter and to protect the main, high-quality layer of asphalt. In spring, the temporary top will be removed and laid permanent.

- The bridge in Ust-Ilimsk was overhauled [5]

In the spring, except for asphalt, the road builders will make the sidewalk and equip the entrances. The deadline for work under the contract is July 2012.

- The bridge in Ust-Ilimsk was overhauled [6]

May 21st 2012 - the traffic is blocked for the second stage of repair of the left branch of the bridge.

June 5 2012 - from the right bank began laying asphalt.

11 September 2012 - completion of repair, resumption of movement on the left branch of the bridge. Repair was delayed for a month and a half, due to the fact that the condition of the bridge was worse than expected. [7][8]

Interesting Facts

  • It is believed that this bridge used to stand in Bratsk. But during the construction of the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Plant, it fell into a flood zone, was dismantled and transported to Ust-Ilimsk. [9][10]
  • The bridge used to be a rail passenger service

On the right bank near the bridge was the Right Bank station. According to the memoirs of one of the former residents of Ust-Ilimsk, in the 1980s there was a passenger traffic on the departmental railway line between Zheleznodorozhny village (Ust-Ilimsk station) and the left bank - a train consisting of a diesel locomotive and passenger cars was running. According to other sources, the terminal station was on the right bank near the bridge, the train did not go across the bridge.

- Details about Ust-Ilimsk[11]

The railway went to the left bank to the concrete plant. The cement was brought. On the way, there was also a raipo base, there was agricultural chemistry, where fertilizers were unloaded for state farms in Nevon, Keul ... And earlier, from the railway station to Pravoberezhnaya (this is opposite the directorate of the forestry complex, which is near the bridge, it turns out) went "bichevoz" brought people there on the Right Bank, vegetable warehouse warehouses were still preserved, and the cars with watermelons, onions, cabbage were just unloaded on the roads, and shops were transported in the city ....

- Where did the railway go?[12]

In September 1980, she began for Vera Ivanovna Ust-Ilimsk, where she arrived as part of the Komsomol-youth squad. “Young people drove here with great interest, including me. The city of romantics and the giant of wood chemistry attracted young specialists from all over the country,” recalls Vera Gurikova. “Our train arrived at the station on the left bank. I remember buses at that time did not go, but there were such booths. And there is such a booth at the station, it welcomes the arrivals. Everyone got out of the car and rushed into this car. And I think: "We went to a promising city, and even buses do not go here!"

- When work is to your liking[13]


How was the bridge before

Photo source: Folk Encyclopedia Ust-Ilim