P.S. This bridge will be connected to Baku Ring Road. 15 km over the sea and about 20 km with the parts on the land. The project is by Korean ”Dong Sung Engineering” and will be finsihed until 2015. The investments in this project 1 bln $. At the same time Korean company will be operator of the bridge for 15 years.
hmmm most of the bridges posted aren't really bridges they are either flyovers or elevated roadways. Now if the Baku Bay bridge is built that will be an impressive bridge, so I hope that it actually goes ahead.
In January or February Azerbaijan to sign an agreement on KOICA’s grant for feasibility study and primary design of bridge across Baku Bay
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Preparation for organization of engineering of highway bridge across Baku Bay is under completion.
Azerbaijani deputy transport minister Musa Panakhov says that the Ministry of Transport has finished drafting an agreement on grant of the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) for feasibility study of the project and primary design of the bridge.
“We expect to sign the grant agreement in January or February 2010 and work over feasibility study will start. A decision on terms and parameters of the construction, and scheme of financing will be made only on its basis,” Panakhov said.
It is planned to attract grant in the amount of $1.5 million from KOICA.
In accordance with primary estimations, length of the cable-supported bridge will be 14 km and its construction will take five years. The bridge across the Baku Bay is expected to distract more than 50% of traffic from Neftchilar Avenue (Baku quayside), sphere Baku circular road and will promote to tourism development. The bridge will also enable moving some entertainments far into the sea.
Fare across the bridge will be coordinated in the process of construction depending on rise in prices for petrol and period of investment recoupment. The more will be this period the less will be fare. The company will attract and spend all investments.
Earlier, the Cabinet Ministers of Azerbaijan was ready to give sanction to Korean company Dong Sang Engineering for making the project feasibility study. Its cost will be established in the process of feasibility study development, and all existing estimates are preliminary. The Korean party is ready to develop the project, build the bridge, operate for certain period and then transfer it to Azerbaijan.
Earlier, the Transport Ministry refused from bridge laying from Bayil settlement to Zikh settlement through the Nargin Island to prevent overloading of the latter with motor vehicles. Bridge length will be about 14.5 km. Its design and construction will take close to six years.
The bridge will be able to pass ships with deadweight of 40,000 tons. The construction cost totals some $1 bn. Korea will construct and operate the bridge over 25-30 years. That will be chargeable route that will enable paying for investments. The bridge is intended to unload the centre of Baku from automobile transport flow.
The Cable Stayed Bridge is not only an extremely graceful, visually striking work of art and engineering; it is a vital part of the new infrastructure of Baku, Azerbaijan. Two
massive pylons join at an apex in shape of an immense wishbone. Cable stays hung
symmetrically from each side of this tapering apex suspend the bridge deck. The sleek, gracefully curved stainless steel tower rises at a sharp angle upward from the bridge high into the air. The equally graceful and taut suspension cables stretch from the tower to the deck of bridge at precisely calculated angles, perfectly balancing the force of gravity and the intrinsic stress on each side of the tower. This juxtaposition of forceful and dynamic elements brings forth an expressive representation of movement,
like a catapult in action. Designed for pedestrians, the bridge will be paved with stone and teak wood planks. The gleaming, burnished quality of the polished steel will be reflected in the glass railing on each side of the walkway. The sweeping, streamlined
shape of the bridge suggests a mid-air suspension of natural forces and objects, much like a bird in flight. The bridge is a lynchpin and focal point for the ensemble design of the entire district, creating the sense of a single public complex, a linear park extending the spine that runs through the city to the shore of the Caspian Sea. F+A
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