Pontoon bridges, especially in the Arctic, were rare at that time. Right after that the bridge builders started constructing a reinforced concrete bridge. The modern bridge, connecting the ore of the right bank with the nickel and copper plants on the left one, was finished in July 1965, to the 30th anniversary of the Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine. Now it is in the UNESCO World’s Bridge Building Digest as the northernmost bridge among large ones at the 69th parallel.
Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive