Ramstor Bridge

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Ramstor Bridge

Рамстор көпір
Ramstor kópir
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
LocaleNur-Sultan, 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 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[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.