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Atyrau Bridge, Kazakhstan

Atyrau Bridge is one of the latest pieces of iconic architecture in contemporary Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan. Designed by local young architects it’s become the most picturesque sightseeing in a historical part of the city. The total length of the footbridge is 313.5 meters and the width is 10.5 meters. The bridge includes a 6-meter sidewalk, a 3-meter bicycle path, a 0.5-meter-wide safety zone and two 0.5-meter areas for installing rail guardrails. The metal structure weighs 1,920 tons.







Its design form and façade refer to the symbol of the Atyrau region a unique endemic – Caspian Sturgeon. The decorative structure of the bridge is composed of 2450 aluminum plates, each of which has a unique shape. When people walk in, they feel as if they are in a big fish. On the bridge near the park and the amphitheater, there is a bronze sturgeon monument. Pedestrians like to touch its nose as a symbol of good luck.





The bridge is designed in a bionic style, applying organic and natural forms to the building. There is a shell of the bridge in line with Fibonacci method is "Flower of Life" pattern. The outer shell of the bridge is composed of triangular aluminum box plates, which resist the influence of precipitation on the bridge deck. The central area where the ring converges is a public space, covered by a diamond-shaped canopy tent.







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