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The Nadym (Russian: Нады́м) is a river in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The length of the Nadym River is 545 kilometers (339 mi). The area of its basin is 64,000 square kilometers (25,000 sq mi). The river originates in Lake Numto and flows into the Kara Sea through the Gulf of Ob. Its mouth is very near to the mouth of the Ob(66°32′02″N 71°23′41″E / 66.533889°N 71.394722°E / 66.533889; 71.394722). It freezes up in October and stays under the ice until late May. The Levaya Khetta River is one of the biggest tributaries of the Nadym River. The town of Nadym is located on the Nadym River. It is known for having a very rickety pontoon bridge[1] for summer use while winter roads go over the ice. A new fixed bridge for combined road and rail use[2] is to be finished by the end of 2015.[3]

Coordinates: 66°11′00″N 72°01′00″E / 66.1833°N 72.0167°E / 66.1833; 72.0167


  1. ^ "Driver's terrifying crossing of floating bridge in Russia goes viral". The Telegraph. 1 October 2013.
  2. ^ Сombination bridge over nadym river on 991 km highway Surgut-Salekhard near Nadym, Russia, Institute Giprostroymost, retrieved 5 March 2015
  3. ^ ГТРК "Ямал" (16 Feb 2015), Мост через реку Надым свяжет северян с континентом [Bridge over the River Nadym Connects Northerners with the Continent] (in Russian), Вести.Ru, retrieved 5 Mar 2015

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