The new crossing comprises a 250m-long, four-lane cable-stayed bridge with a single inclined cable tower featuring a steel ‘sail’ 136m long and 21m high.

(Render: Government of Moscow)

The Sail Bridge, as the proposed new structure has been dubbed by the capital’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin, will join nearby Novozavodskaya Street and become “a decoration for the Mnevnikovskaya floodplain”.

The road bridge will connect Khoroshevo-Mnevniki neighbourhood to the west of the city with Filyovsky Park District, one of the city’s largest and most historical areas.

Construction plans were first announced in 2017 and involve the demolition of six buildings, including a 1961-built five-storey factory on Novozavodskaya Street.

The volume of investment in the project is estimated at US$105 million (9.2 billion rubles), with bids accepted until 4 December 2023.

The Sail Bridge is one of four bridges that are planned to be built on the Mnevnikovskaya floodplain. Construction of a 300m-long arch bridge designed by Leonhardt, Andra & Partner is also due to begin in 2024.

The new crossings are designed to alleviate traffic problems associated with travel across the Moskva River which runs through the city. To this end the city has built 16 new bridges since 2013 and nine more are planned in the next three years.

Tender information is available here.