Construction of one of the first sections of the BAM started in the late 30s of the last century.It stretches from Taishet to Bratsk.Then, by a decision of the Soviet government were begun design work on the remote, the eastern section of the road.The Great Patriotic War forced to suspend construction of the highway.Construction resumed in 1947.During this period the Baikal-Amur Mainline built including prisoners.
new stage in the construction of the road started in the second half of the 60s.On this occasion it was even adopted a special decree of the Council of Ministers.In 1974, considerable funds have been allocated for the construction of another section of pipeline - from Ust-Kut to Komsomolsk-on-Amur.Th
e length of the line of railroad in this place was more than 3 thousand. Km.
Soon the party and the government announced the BAM-Union shock Komsomol building value.On the construction of the road started coming mass of young people who move romance and desire to benefit the country.The works were very active, builders do them with enthusiasm.The work of the youth led the specially created at the XVII Congress of the Komsomol construction headquarters BAM.
main part of the road was built over 10 years.In September 1984, it was laid "golden link" highway, which linked the eastern and western parts of the track.However, work at different sites, and continued thereafter.One of the most difficult and time-consuming stages of construction was the construction of the North Muya tunnel length of more than 15 km.Above him, the workers worked from 1977 to 2001.
In memory of the inhabitants of the USSR ASB associates with the final stage of construction, rather than to its beginning.Remembering the epic construction of highways, the former road builders and those who participated in the construction of infrastructure facilities, while the estimated time of great labor achievements.For members of the BAM construction 70-80s have become an important part of the biography.It took many thousands of young Soviet workers.
highway construction in the Soviet era was widely covered in the media.This theme was developed hundreds of writers, publicists and journalists.Scenes from the construction site at regular intervals were broadcast on television.Powerful ideological support contributed to the formation of the Soviet people a sense of pride for the labor feats of the builders of BAM and strengthened belief in the superiority of socialism.