The Riga Central Station project is part of a larger railway project that will integrate the Baltic States into the European rail network. The project consists of design and construction of the station building, railway infrastructure, road infrastructure and their integration into the city of Riga.
The bridge is an architectural monument of local significance "Bridge over Riju brook", included in the territory of the architectural monument of national significance Skaistkalne Manor and is a part of it. The bridge was built in the end of 19th century – beginning of 20th century.
The idea of building a road to cross the ravine was conceived in the 1950s and 1960s, when a small-radius (70-250 m) road with a very steep rise and fall (5-6%) profile was traced around a mill near Lorupe.