Bridge across Zolotoy Rog bay in Vladivostok opened for car traffic

Car traffic has been opened in Vladivostok across the Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) bay along a bridge built for the upcoming APEC-2012 summit.

In the approaches to the bridge the traffic is regulated by traffic inspectors who also remind drivers about the new access plan. In the morning drivers reported smaller traffic jams in places where they usually appear during rush hours.

Thousands of city people followed the ceremony of opening the cable-stayed bridge last Saturday. For two days the bridge was open only for pedestrians.

After voting on the Internet it was named Golden.

The construction of the bridge across began on July 25, 2008. Its total length is 2.1 kilometers, 737 meters of it above the sea. It is one of the five longest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The structure is upheld by 192 cable stays, 12 pillars and two towers. The traffic area is 28.5 meters wide and comprises six lanes. The bridge was commissioned on July 2, 2012.

The Golden bridge offers a direct link between the center of Vladivostok and a new neighborhood on Cape Churkin.

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