Riga has River Daugava running right through it. There are 5 bridges across this river. One of these is this cable-stayed bridge that measures 595 meters long. This bridge was built during the Soviet period and opened to public use in 1981 as the Gorky Bridge after Maxim Gorky street. These days, it's better known as the Vansu Tilts or the Shroud Bridge. The bridge’s ferroconcrete pylon (or, the tower) is 109 meters high. Every day the Vansu Bridge is being crossed by more than 55 thousand cars, which equals in about 28% of all traffic crossing the river Daugava. The Vansu Bridge is famous for the fact, that at least nine people have attempted and even managed to climb it till the top of the 109 meter-high pylon.