Vanšu Bridge

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Vanšu Bridge
Vanšu tilts
Рыжскія замалёўкі 27.jpg
Crosses Daugava
Locale Riga, Latvia
Other name(s) Until 1991 Gorky Bridge
Design cable-stayed bridge
Material steel, concrete
Total length 625 metres (2,051 ft)
Width 28 metres (92 ft)
Height 109 metres (358 ft)
Longest span 312 metres (1,024 ft)
No. 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. Its name literally means Cable-stayed bridge and is also translated as Shroud Bridge. 595 meters in length, it is one of five bridges crossing the Daugava in Riga and passes over Ķīpsala island. 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, today renamed Krišjānis Valdemārs street, which it extends across the river.


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