May 14, 2017

3052 RUSSIA (Primorsky Krai) - Zolotoy Bridge in Vladivostok

The 24th annual gathering of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) leaders was held on Russky Island, off the coast of Vladivostok, Russia on September 9-10, 2012. Two giant cable-stayed bridges were built in preparation for the summit, namely the Zolotoy Bridge over the Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) bay in the downtown, and Russky Bridge from mainland to Russky Island (which is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world right now).

Built between 2008 and 2012, the Zolotoy Bridge has already acquired the status of renovated Primorye capital's symbol. The configuration of its pylons is unusual - for the first time in the history architects and constructors dared to build a bridge with diverging pylons. The highway stream crossing is over 2km long, and the main leaf is 737m long. The bridge has six traffic lanes, highway tunnel with four traffic lanes, and footpaths. Further, it has colorful illumination that makes it even more majestic and spectacular in the evening and at night.

In fact, the need for such bridge in Vladivostok arose a hundred years ago and was first voiced in the late 19th century. But idea's implementation was hindered by wars and revolutions that fell to the Russian Far East. The question about the bridge across the Zolotoy Rog Bay was raised again in 1959, after the then Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had visited Vladivostok and voiced his intention to turn it into the second San-Francisco. The bridge was included in the general plan of city's development, but was never built.

About the stamp
The stamp is part from the joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Malta, issued on May 24, 2017 and having as subject art. Designed: O. Shushlebina
• N.P. Krasnov - View from Vittoriosa Gate / Malta National Museum of Fine Arts
• N.P. Krasnov - Dulber / Yalta Historical-Literary Museum - It's on the postcard 3052

Zolotoy Bridge -
Zolotoy Bridge - Wikipedia

Sender: Eugene Volodin (direct swap)
Sent from Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai / Russia), on 30.04.2017
Photo: S. Orlova

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