August 28 at the test site in Yaroslavl passed the state tests of prototypes of modern machinery and equipment of railway troops. On the peninsula Norsk introduced a new special technique used in the repair and construction of railway lines, both on land and on water.
The main subject was the experimental bridge-overpass IMZH-500, set at a height of 8 meters.Collapsible structure designed specialists from Moscow, all the design elements in a single copy made for the 192nd Central railway equipment factory Bryansk.
The new bridge is designed to travel not only to railway rolling stock at speeds up to 50 km / h, but the road transport and tracked vehicles.
Bridge overpass IMZH-500 entered service battalions and rail bridge will be used to cover-up the technical railways. It is designed for quick device bridges in different hydrogeological conditions. In the state defense order, these bridges will be in 2014.
On the bridge can move and trains, tanks, and cars. All existing equipment in service on it can be transferred to a designated area. Moreover, this transfer can take place at a very good speed. Thus, trains can travel over the bridge at a speed of 50 kilometers per hour, and the tank has a maximum speed of 60 kilometers per hour.
During the day, the bridge can not miss more than 40 60-car trains with military equipment, more than 5,000 trucks and 2.5 thousand tanks and other tracked vehicles.
A significant advantage of the new army of the bridge and that the maximum height of its steel towers is 14 meters.
— Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces tasked to 2020 in all branches of the armed forces, including the railway troops, was delivered new equipment, up to 70% — said the chief engineer of the railway Armed Forces Minister Sergei Soloviev. — All the test specimens were developed in the 2009 — 2010 years. This year, completed their tests, after which they will go into service in the railway troops to secure the country's railways.
All of the features of the pilot bridge-overpass demonstrated military unit located in Zavolzhsky near Yaroslavl.