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D. Grishkin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

The bridge has not been overhauled since its construction in 1938.

The installation of the restored granite slabs has begun on Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge. Experts have eliminated local damage, these areas have returned to their original appearance. Installation work is carried out using cranes on the right bank of the bridge. This was told by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Communal Services and Improvement Petr Biryukov.

“During the repair work on the first half of the bridge, about 2.2 thousand square meters of granite elements were restored,” the deputy mayor said.

Before installing the granite, the surfaces of the bridge are cleaned and leveled, then the stone is attached to the wall of the structure using anchors. The resulting voids between the stone and the wall are poured with a special bonding solution.

On the bridge, work has begun on dismantling the granite cladding on the left-bank side; these slabs will also be sent for restoration.

The Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge is being repaired around the clock, but only silent work is carried out at night. This will allow the facility to be completed ahead of the schedule for the fourth quarter of 2021.

“The scope of work is quite large, in fact, during the repair, the building will be rebuilt, the main structures, concrete base and road surface will be updated, granite cladding and cast-iron elements of the fence will be restored. At the same time, the bridge continues to function and will not be closed completely, ”said Pyotr Biryukov.

Repair in this mode became possible thanks to unique technologies used by specialists of the municipal economy complex. With their help, previously repaired Big Moskvoretsky bridge.

The Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge has not been repaired since its construction in 1938. Overhaul will increase the bearing capacity of the structure. This will greatly increase the service life.

For the first time in 80 years: capital repairs of the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge continue in the capitalMajor overhaul of Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge has begun

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