Ramstore Bridge

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Ramstore Bridge
Рамстор көпір
Astana, by the River (4054863149).jpg
View of the Ramstore Bridge.
Coordinates51°09′07″N 71°25′41″E / 51.151850°N 71.428037°E / 51.151850; 71.428037Coordinates: 51°09′07″N 71°25′41″E / 51.151850°N 71.428037°E / 51.151850; 71.428037
CrossesIshim River
LocaleAstana, Kazakhstan
Official nameRamstore Arch Bridge
Other name(s)Astana Bridge
Total length180 m (590 ft)
Width50 m (160 ft)
Height60 m (200 ft)
Longest span180 m (590 ft)
ArchitectNPO Mostovik OOO
DesignerIHI Corporation
Contracted lead designerSamko Engineering & Contracting Co. Inc.
Construction start30 April 2008
Construction end1 December 2008
Construction costUS$472 million
Inaugurated2 December 2008 (2008-12-02)

The Ramstore Bridge (officially called Ramstore Arch Bridge) is an Arch bridge spanning the Ishim River in Astana, Kazakhstan. It was built between 2007 and 2008 to cross the Ishim River.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 23 July 2014: two young couples climbed on top of the arch to be photographed. The police removed the couples from the bridge and were then sued.
  • 28 March 2016: a 39-year-old resident jumped off from the bridge in a suicide attempt. The victim died without regaining consciousness.
  • 11 June 2016: three 15-year-old boys climbed on top to the arch for an attempt to make a selfie. The police escorted the boys and were taken to the police division.
  • 18 July 2016: at about 8:00 am, a drunk 24-year-old male climbed on top of the arch. According to the police, the person was moderately intoxicated.