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Kyiv plans to restore Paton Bridge by 2026

Source : 112 Ukraine

Funds for the bridge’s restoration will be allocated from the city budget
20:40, 16 September 2020

The Paton Bridge in Kyiv
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Kyiv authorities intend to restore one of the city's largest transport "arteries" - the Paton Bridge across the Dnipro River. The restoration is planned to be completed by 2026. This was stated by the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko, the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration reports.

"To carry out the restoration (with the adaptation) of the bridge named after Yevhen Oskarovych Paton across the Dnipro River by December 31, 2025," the order reads.

So, according to the document, public utility enterprise Kyivavtodor is defined as the customer of works. Funds for the bridge’s restoration will be allocated from the city budget.

Related: Zelensky looks for $3 billion to get all bridges in Ukraine fixed

The Paton Bridge across the Dnipro river was put into operation in 1953. It was then recognized as the world's largest all-welded bridge.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he was looking for an opportunity to attract three billion dollars in order to get all bridges in Ukraine fixed.

"Another big program is planned, I am now looking for funds in order to get implemented, and it is my responsibility to find another three billion dollars - these are all the bridges of our country," he said.

Related: New decommunization wave: What to happen to Motherland monument, Paton Bridge, Shchors monument in Kyiv?

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