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New pedestrian-bicycle bridge opened in Kyiv

Klitschko brothers jumped on the glass floor of the bridge in order to check its durability
14:57, 26 May 2019

 

Kyiv City State Administration

In Kyiv, a new pedestrian-bicycle bridge between the Volodymyrska Hill and the People's Friendship Arch was opened on May 25. The press service of Kyiv City State Administration reports this.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko congratulated Kyiv citizens on the day of the city and personally visited the opening of the bridge. Together with his brother Volodymyr Klitschko, he decided to check the glass floor for durability and to jump on the glass floor, the glass withstood. Klitschko said that glass, which was used as a floor for observation decks, was produced e in Ukraine, as well as the rest of building materials. The glass floor can withstand up to 1150 kilograms per square meter, according to the mayor of Kyiv. 

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Kyiv City State Administration

"I came here almost every day, checked how the work was going. I saw how this beauty appeared, which we see today. There were, of course, manipulations concerning this subject, conversations whether it was necessary or not, and whether it was appropriate or not. I am convinced that this will be one of the most beautiful and most popular locations in the capital! I can surely say that such projects have never been implemented in Ukraine before!" Vitaliy Klitschko said.

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Several hundred people came to the opening of the bridge.

Kyiv City State Administration

It should be noted that the length of the bridge is almost 212 meters. The bridge is based on 4 piers, the height of the tallest one is 32 meters, and the lowest one is 22 meters. Its construction costs 10 million 430,000 dollars. At the same time, Klitschko said that all the expenses will be checked.

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