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The reconstruction of the bridge is carried out around the clock.

A new storm sewer was made on Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge as part of a major overhaul, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Utilities and Improvement Petr Biryukov.

“During the first stage of reconstruction, work was completed on the construction of a new drainage system: drainpipes were laid, two drainage wells were rebuilt on the left-bank overpass, a new drainage well and two stormwater wells were built on the right-bank overpass,” said Pyotr Biryukov.

When laying the storm drain, plastic pipes enclosed in a steel case were used. This material is more durable than reinforced concrete, so the service life of such a drainage system will be at least 10 years longer, that is, about 50 years. Plastic pipes are smoother, so water flows through them faster, which reduces the risk of water build-up.

The head of the municipal economy complex stressed that in order to increase the water intake area on the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, double storm water inlets were created.

On the part of the bridge closed for repair, the final part of the work has begun: the installation of the restored granite slabs, the asphalting of the roadway, and the improvement of the sidewalks are being completed.

The reconstruction of the bridge is carried out around the clock, but only silent works are 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 renovation, 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,” stressed Pyotr Biryukov. “At the same time, the bridge continues to function and will not be closed completely.”

This became possible thanks to the unique technologies used by the specialists of the municipal economy complex. The Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge was repaired in a similar way.

Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge has not been repaired since its construction in 1938. Reconstruction will increase the bearing capacity of the structure, which will significantly increase its service life.

Asphalt and sidewalks are being laid on the Bolshoy Kamenny BridgeInstallation of the restored granite cladding has begun on Bolshoy Kamenny Most

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