Riga Live Cam, Latvia – The Vanšu Bridge

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The Vanšu Bridge (Latvian: Vanšu tilts) in Riga is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

Its name literally means Cable-stayed bridge and is also translated as Shroud Bridge. 595 meters in length, it is one of five bridges crossing the Daugava in Riga and passes over Ķīpsala island. It was built during the Soviet period and opened to public use on 21 July 1981 as the Gorky Bridge (Latvian: Gorkija tilts) after Maxim Gorky street, today renamed Krišjānis Valdemārs street, which it extends across the river.

The Vanšu Bridge – type suspension bridge, consisting of one or more pylons, connected with the road straight through the steel cables – Ventoux. Unlike suspension bridges where the roadway is supported by vertical cables, attached to stretched the entire length of the bridge main suspension cable, cable-stayed bridges in the ropes (guys) are connected directly to the pylon.

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