By Timmy Odejimi
WATCH as a group of thrill-seeking adventurers climb one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in Russia and reach the top at 406-feet without any safety equipment.
The heart-stopping pictures and video show the fearless climbers talking with what seems to be security guards just before they climb up to reach the peak of the bridge.
One stunning shot displays a picturesque night-view of the Obukhov Stadium sports complex which is located across the cable-stayed bridge. Other images show one of the adrenaline junkie climbers posing at the top of the structure as he sits on a ledge high above the motorway bridge.
The spectacular images and footage were taken at Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge in St. Petersburg, Russia by extreme photographer and blogger Alex Nomernoy (18).
“In the video you can see cable-stayed bridge in St. Petersburg,” he said.
“It was very difficult to get into the territory of most construction projects, all cameras and guards. We were on the ice of the river to circumvent the fence, and then we went on the road, and went to the very support of the bridge, trying to hide from protection.
“We had to break the lock into the bridge support but motion sensors were not there on that so we were lucky.
“We climbed to the top and the air temperature was five degrees lower than on the ground so it was -27 degrees and there was a very cold wind was blowing.
“I did a lot of training and we frightened to escape from there. As soon was dawn we went down and ran past the guard booth.”
Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge’s first section initially opened on 15 December 2004, with its twin bridge opening three years later on 19 October 2007.
The bridge is the only bridge in the city of St. Petersburg that doesn’t draw its wings at night and it consists of two different parallel four-lane bridges.
For more information see @_nomernoy_ on Instagram.