100+ Forum Russia Organizing Committee together with the Institute on Exploration of Bridges and Other Engineering Structures (IMIDIS) holds thematic section on the bridge construction at INNOPROM 2016. The event will take place on Jule 12, from 14.30 to 16.00 at the stand of the city Administration.

City planners will discuss the main trends in bridge engineering, in particular, a significant expansion of the range of design and architectural forms of bridges, new building materials and technologies, greatly reducing the construction time, the need for quality control at all stages of the life cycle of the bridge structures. Director in charge of science of IMIDIS Alexander  I. Vasilyev will peresnt the topic. Alexander Vasilyev is a leading specialist on regulation and full-scale research of bridges. He supervised tests of largest bridges over the rivers Volga, Dnieper, Kama, Moscow river, Neva River, the Ob, Irtysh and others.

A.M. Chernetsky,  member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, E.E.  Lopovich, Deputy Head of Administration of Ekaterinburg in charge of public amenities, transport and environmental issues, A.A.Belyshev, Deputy Head of the Administration of Ekaterinburg for Capital Construction and Land Use, and leading experts in the field of bridge engineering will take part in the section.

The participants will discuss Ekaterinburg bridges, their role in the transport infrastructure, the technical condition and reconstruction. One of the most problematic transport hubs of the city is the interchange at the intersection of the Bazovy alley and Sibirskiy tract - "narrow neck" of the median speed  transport ring of the city. Experts of  "Uralgiprotrans", the authors of  interchange project will offer solutions to increase the capacity of interchanges with total length of 2 km. The cost of its reconstruction is estimated at approximately 5.15 bn. rubles. Project documentation has successfully passed the expertise in 2015, but construction of the facility has not yet started. A project to build a bridge on Opalihinskaya street and for the reconstruction of Makarovsky bridge withni the framework of preparation for the World Cup in 2018. There is a state expertise of the project at the moment. The cost of the first stage of reconstruction is estimated at 2.7 billion rubles.

Problems of bridge building in Russia will be discussed in depth at an international forum of unique and high-rise construction 100+ ForumRussia, which will take place 5-7 October 2016 in Ekaterinburg.