Preobrazhensky Bridge (Old Dnieper)
Record: 228 m
Bridges of Preobrazhensky
The idea of creating arched bridges across the Dnieper was considered impracticable. Especially – one arch through the Old Dnieper. It seemed that they could not stand their own weight, they would fall over. But the bridges are standing. And as they say, only thanks to the persistence of the engineer Boris Preobrazhensky and the selfless work of the bridge builders.
The construction of bridges began in the spring of 1949. Through the New Dnieper was built a 560-meter four-tier two-tiered bridge, the lower tier of which was intended for pedestrians and cars, and the upper one for a double-track railway. Through the Old Dnieper also erected a two-tiered, but one-arched bridge. A huge span of 228 meters made it unique at that time. Both crossings were commissioned in 1952, nearly under the New Year. Next to the bridges of Preobrazhensky, new ones are being built, designed to unload existing transitions and a huge denouement for them. The passage through the new channel of the Dnieper will already be suspended, and the height of the pylon, the main support will be 165 meters.