Vanšu Bridge

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Vanšu Bridge
Vanšu tilts
Shroud Bridge Riga.jpg
Other name(s) Until 1991 Gorky Bridge
Crosses Daugava
Locale Riga, Latvia
Design cable-stayed bridge
Material steel, concrete
Total length 625 metres (2,051 ft)
Width 28 metres (92 ft)
Longest span 312 metres (1,024 ft)
Number of spans 2
Opened 1981


The Vanšu Bridge (Latvian: Vanšu tilts) in Riga is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is one of five bridges crossing the Daugava in Riga; it is 595 meters long, it was built during the Soviet period and opened to public use on 21 July 1981 as the Gorky Bridge (Latvian: Gorkija tilts) after Maxim Gorky street.

Coordinates: 56°57′04″N 24°05′42″E / 56.95113°N 24.0950346°E / 56.95113; 24.0950346