Slavgorod district will soon construct a 500-meter bridge over the Sozh River. The design of the bridge is almost ready.
The bridge is of great importance for the district. There is a pontoon bridge over the Sozh now, which is not safe. The left bank of the river has become isolated. Local people can get to Slavgorod only passing Krasnopolye and Cherikov which makes their route 120 kilometers longer. According to Anatoly Matveenko, a chief engineer of “Mogilevavtodor”, there will be a mound of 500 thousand cubic meters of dirt. To make a construction cheaper there is a plan to use metal and reinforced-concrete units that were removed from the bridges in Krichev and Shklov. In Anatoly Matveenko’s words, these units are strong enough to be used in a new construction.
A construction of the bridge will cost Br54 bln. The bridge will pay its way. “Golubaya Krynitsa”, a national nature monument which the bridge will lead to, attracts dozens of people including foreigners.
The bridge will contribute to local infrastructure development. Even now there are those who want to establish tourist cottages. The area will need cafes, shops, parking places. The district will attract money to its budget, people will get jobs.