Pedestrian glass bridge in Kyiv reopens after missile strike

17 December 2022, 04:21 PM
In Kyiv, a glass bridge was opened after repair (Photo:Віталій Кличко / Telegram)

In Kyiv, a glass bridge was opened after repair (Photo:Віталій Кличко / Telegram)

A glass pedestrian bridge over the street of Saint Volodymyr Descent in the center of Kyiv has reopened, only months after it was damaged in a Russian mass missile strike on Oct. 10, Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported on Telegram on Dec. 17.

"From today we can again walk over our bicycle and foot bridge,” Klitschko wrote.

“It was opened after finishing repairs and restoration work.”

The mayor reported all of the 18 damaged glass panes in the bridge’s floor were replaced, as well as 143 glass railings – 57 of them were completely wrecked and 86 were damaged after the strike.

Video of day

The railings and cables of the bridge were also restored, and the bridge’s supports, lighting, and video surveillance systems were inspected, the mayor said. Kyiv municipal workers also cleaned the snow off the bridge and spread anti-icing solution onto the bridge’s deck.

"One of the symbols of our invincibility again is waiting for the residents and the guests of the capital," Klitschko announced.

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