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View of the Ramstore Bridge.
|Official name||Ramstore Arch Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Astana Bridge|
|Total length||180 m (590 ft)|
|Width||50 m (160 ft)|
|Height||60 m (200 ft)|
|Longest span||180 m (590 ft)|
|Architect||NPO Mostovik OOO|
|Contracted lead designer||Samko Engineering & Contracting Co. Inc.|
|Construction start||30 April 2008|
|Construction end||1 December 2008|
|Construction cost||US$472 million|
|Inaugurated||2 December 2008|
The Ramstor Bridge (officially called Ramstor Arch Bridge) is an Arch bridge spanning the Ishim River in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. It was built between 2007 and 2008 as a road bridge crossing the Ishim River.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.