Volgograd Bridge

Volgograd Bridge

Volgograd Bridge is 7,1km long. It’s located over the Volga River in the southern Russian city of Volgograd. The bridge is 1.260 meters long and 32 meters wide. Its surface can be seen snaking up and down during high winds. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

It was inaugurated in 2009. This concrete girder bridge is practically brand new, but it’s amazing it hasn’t been shut down. During a violent storm in May 2010, the roadway began to shake and oscillate, in a similar manner to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge before it collapsed in 1940.  Drivers say their cars were literally thrown into the air, many thinking it was an unexpected earthquake.

The rippling roadway caused cars to be thrown into the air and careen into the opposite lane. The dancing of the bridge was caused by vibration from a resonance. Wind, current and other factors are the reasons for that. Reports say it bounces by more than three feet during strong winds, with a deafening screech accompanying the movement.
Pic&video: RT