The bridge construction concession has been included in the National Program for the Development of the Russian Far East until 2025. The Government Commission for Transport recommended to include it in the Comprehensive Plan for the Expansion and Modernization of Trunk Infrastructure.
The Eighth Concession Company is implementing the project throughout its entire life cycle: from design and organization of financing to the construction and operation of the bridge. The project life cycle is 25 years, out of which, 6 years were allotted for design and construction, and 19 years – for concessionaire operation.
The bridge over the Lena River is the only cable-stayed bridge in Russia to be built in the extremely harsh climatic conditions of the Far North. The unique transport facility will have no counterparts in either domestic or international bridge building.
The new bridge crossing will save significant funds for the republic on “Northern delivery” and will replace unsafe winter roads and crowded ferries that operate on the river in the summer.