Kama Bridge

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Kama Bridge
Coordinates 55°20′58″N 50°00′29″E / 55.3494°N 50.0081°E / 55.3494; 50.0081Coordinates: 55°20′58″N 50°00′29″E / 55.3494°N 50.0081°E / 55.3494; 50.0081
CrossesKama River
LocaleSoroch'i Gory, Tatarstan, Russia
Characteristics
DesignBeam bridge
Total length1,608 m (13,967 m with adjacent bridges and elevated highways)
Widthm
History
Opened18 October 2002

The Kama Bridge (Russian: Мост через Каму), is a bridge on the highway R239 between Soroch'i Gory and Alekseevskoye settlements in Tatarstan, Russia. It is a part of the longest artificial road structure in Russia if measured by the total length of elevated roadway. The structure with a total length of 13,967 m incorporates three bridges: over the Kama River (1,608 m), over the Arkharovka River (549.9 m) and over the Kurlyanka River (69.8 m). The rest is elevated embankment, not bridges.[1]

The construction of the bridge structure began in 1992 and was completed on 18 October 2002, when it was officially opened by the President of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaimiev.[2] The bridge is very important one, since it is a part of a major Kazan - Chistopol - Bugulma - Orenburg highway. The second stage of the structure is planned to be built at a later date.

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Coordinates: 55°21′28″N 49°57′59″E / 55.35778°N 49.96639°E / 55.35778; 49.96639