On December 19th, the official opening of the traffic along the Gogolevsky elevated road took place in Petrozavodsk. The road connects the
largest sleeping area of the capital of Karelia with its center.
For the first time in the last 50 years, Karelia has implemented a large-scale project for the construction of a unique artificial structure. The new elevated road will help
solve transport problems that were arisen during peak hours, forcing motorists to spend an additional one hour on the detour of the emergency bridge.
The Gogolevsky Bridge was built and commissioned in 1961. By decision of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Karelia, the vehicle traffic on the bridge was completely
stopped, due to the emergency condition of the elevated road in 2013.
Construction of an elevated road through the railway tracks in the alignment of Gogol Street in Petrozavodsk was conducted as part of the preparations for the 100th
anniversary of Karelia. The new Gogolevsky elevated road was built by the company Karelstroymekhanizatsiya.
In 2016, 600 million rubles was allocated from the federal budget to fulfill the project, and 490 million in
2017. 600 million of the total amount was collected as part of the work of the Platon state system.
"It's nice to note that our local organization acted as a contractor and properly managed the task with all the complexities of the project. Residents can now conveniently
and quickly, along the common route, reach the Republican Hospital and remote neighborhoods located behind the bridge," the Head of the Republic of Karelia noted.
Artur Parfenchikov addressed the words of gratitude for the assistance in implementing the project to Nikolay Patrushev, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council,
Maxim Sokolov, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, the builders, designers, engineers, railwaymen, and all the people who has been involved in this
event. The Head of the Republic also presented the Honorary Diplomas of the Republic of Karelia and letters of gratitude to the specialists who distinguished
themselves most during the construction of the facility.
According to Nikolay Makarov, the director of the ZAO Karelstroimechanization, construction was conducted in any weather, almost 24 hours a day:
"We felt that people needed the bridge, and it made us fulfill our obligations even more qualitatively, and we did it!"
The bridge meets all the requirements for loads, which is confirmed by the conclusions of the regulatory bodies. During the construction, 13 pylon were installed: 11
intermediate and two on the sides. All of them are arranged on a pile foundation of bored piles. A feature of the piles is that their construction is carried out by
the builders directly on the construction site, and there is no dynamic impact on the ground and nearby structures, respectively, and there is no threat of an emergency.
According to the project for the construction of the Gogolevsky elevated road, the depth of the wells is 22-24 meters, which is equal to the height of the 8-storey building.
After the construction of the pylon, span structures were mounted on them, and the joint grouting was carried out. Then the leveling layer of concrete and waterproofing and
the asphalt-concrete coating were laid.
The builders completed the installation of barrier and railing fences, noise barriers, lighting masts, which are also masts of the trolleybus contact network.
Valentina Pivnenko, the State Duma Deputy, Dmitry Pronchatov, the Deputy Head of the Federal Road Agency, Elissan Shandalovich, the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of
Karelia, and Irina Miroshnik, the Head of Petrozavodsk City District also addressed to the residents of Petrozavodsk.
After cutting the symbolic ribbon in two, a two-way traffic across the bridge was opened.