The bridge, which is known as the Luzhniki Metro Bridge, or simply "Metromost", and spans the Moskva River, was originally built in 1958. The architects for the project were M.P. Bubnov, A.S. Markelov, M.F. Markovsky, A.K. Ryzhkov, and B.I. Tkhor. However, by 1984 the bridge, plagued by corrosion, had fallen into disrepair and was deemed structurally unsound, so Vorobyovy Gory (at the time called Leninskiye Gory) was "temporarily" closed for repairs and trains were rerouted to temporary bridges alongside. Eighteen years later on 14 December 2002, the newly renovated and renamed station was opened to the public once again.
Built into the lower level of a bridge, it is unique in the city and in the world. At 270 metres in length, the platform is the longest in the system as the station needed to be accessible from both sides of the river. It is also the highest station above ground level at 15 metres, though this is less remarkable since all but a handful of Metro stations are underground. Apart from its dimensions, Vorobyovy Gory is also notable in being the only Metro station with windows.