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General Information

Other name(s): Serebyany Bor Bridge
Beginning of works: 2004
Completion: 27 December 2007
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
Secondary structure(s): Structurae Plus
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge
Structurae Plus
Structurae Plus
Plan view: Structurae Plus
Equipment: Structurae Plus


Location: , ,
  • Moskva River
Coordinates: 55° 46' 35" N    37° 26' 39" E
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Technical Information


main span 409.5 m
total length 1 460 m
number of lanes 2 x 4
deck width 47 m
pylon height 120 m
stay cables number of cables 78


pylon structural steel 5 000 t


pylon steel
piers reinforced concrete
springings reinforced concrete


30 December 2007


Excerpt from Wikipedia

Zhivopisny Bridge (Russian: Живописный Мост, lit. Picturesque bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge that spans Moskva River in north-western Moscow, Russia. It is the first cable-stayed bridge in Moscow. Opened on 27 December 2007 as a part of Krasnopresnensky avenue. It is also the highest cable-stayed bridge in Europe. The author of the project is the architect Nikolay Shumakov.

Design and specifications

The bridge is unique in that most of its length runs along the river, not across it (see the site plan). Thus the bridge and highway it carries will bypass the protected territory of Serebryany Bor island.

Total length of an S-shaped deck exceeds 1.5 kilometers, including a 409.5-meter long, 47-meter wide main section running 30 meters above and along the centerline of river Moskva. The main pylon is a 105-meter high arch across the river, carrying the weight of deck through 78 cables

Under the top of the arch, there is a disk-like structure that was intended to house a restaurant. The restaurant project is now abandoned due to fire safety concerns and lack of investment.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Zhivopisny Bridge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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