With a total length of 688m, a width of 38.5m and a weight of 10 thousand tons, this suspension bridge, which hosts a 6-lane road and two pedestrian pathways, is supported by four pylons reaching a height of 28.7 m. On top of each pylon, heavy metal chains bear two girders (each over 300 metres long), whose ends are anchored to massive concrete counterweights.
In line with the general lighting renovation plan of Moscow city center, 22 bridges have recently acquired a new look, which has been developed on a common illumination scheme. The appointed lighting designers have drawn inspiration directly from nature relating each single bridge, according to its peculiar features, to different raw minerals, precious stones or metals, in order to create a matching colour palette for all Moscow bridges. In this way, each bridge is not just an isolated multitude of lights and shimmering colours, but has its own individual identity which is, at the same time, deeply linked to the renovated cityscape.
For Krimsky bridge, one of the most representative and central landmarks of the Russian capital, a reddish-golden shade based on the natural colours of rutile and quartz has been chosen to identify its essence. Every night, warm tones of white light reflect in the water surface of the river the silhouette of the suspension bridge, harmoniously softening the visual perception of this massive engineering structure. The bridge becomes hereby the logical continuation of a nature that is not always enough appreciated in a bustling and dynamic metropolis like Moscow.