Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge
Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge, the construction of which began in February 2016. The President also met with the construction workers, says Kremlin’s official website.
Workers have recently completed the primary construction of the road section, and are now laying asphalt, installing guardrails and lampposts.
According to the schedule, the road section of the Crimean Bridge is to be opened for traffic in December 2018, while the railway section is to be opened in late 2019. The new bridge will become a seamless transport link between Crimea and mainland Russia.
With a total length of 19 km, the Crimean Bridge will be the longest bridge in Russia and Europe. It consists of parallel road and railway sections. The bridge starts at the Taman Peninsula, runs along the 5-km long dam and Tuzla Island, crosses the Kerch Strait and ends on the coast of Crimea.