Zhivopisny Most - Merging Architecture & Nature

Zhivopisny Most - Merging Architecture & Nature
«Zhivopisny Most - Merging Architecture & Nature»

The unique cable-stayed Zhivopisny Most (lit. Picturesque Bridge) was built over the area of national park-preserve Serebryany Bor (lit. Silver Pinewood) in 2007 and became the pride of ex-mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov. It is truly a picturesque bridge that merges perfectly with beautiful landscapes of the large forest park in North-west Moscow stretched on both banks of Moskva River.

The special technical features of Zhivopisny Most is that its main pylon is a 105-meter high arch across the river, carrying the weight of the deck through 78 cables. It is the highest bridge of this type in Europe.

During the construction of the bridge, on the request of Yu. Luzhkov a glass-covered oval-shaped restaurant was added to the project. However, after it was opened there was no demand for it since it was very hard to reach it, and it was closed down due to large costs of maintenance.

On this picture the arch of the birdge reminds of magic gates reflecting in the water.

Photo #142 taken on June 07, 2014

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