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Russia: Construction launches on Crimea-mainland Russia bridge00:52

Russia: Construction launches on Crimea-mainland Russia bridge

Russian Federation, Kerch
May 24, 2015 at 09:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge that will connect the Crimean peninsula and mainland Russia has gotten underway. Materials and vehicles earmarked for the project were seen at a building site near the town of Kerch, Sunday. In addition to the construction site in Kerch, the project will also include areas on the island of Tuzla and the Taman peninsula of the Krasnodar Territory, where building is already underway.

The total length of the bridge will be 19 kilometres (11.80 miles). It will feature two road lanes in each direction as well as two railway tracks.

The final design of the bridge is expected to be completed by June 30 and construction work, by December 2018. The cost of the project is expected to amount to 228.3 billion rubles ($4.56 billion; €4.14 billion).

Russia: Construction launches on Crimea-mainland Russia bridge00:52
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Construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge that will connect the Crimean peninsula and mainland Russia has gotten underway. Materials and vehicles earmarked for the project were seen at a building site near the town of Kerch, Sunday. In addition to the construction site in Kerch, the project will also include areas on the island of Tuzla and the Taman peninsula of the Krasnodar Territory, where building is already underway.

The total length of the bridge will be 19 kilometres (11.80 miles). It will feature two road lanes in each direction as well as two railway tracks.

The final design of the bridge is expected to be completed by June 30 and construction work, by December 2018. The cost of the project is expected to amount to 228.3 billion rubles ($4.56 billion; €4.14 billion).

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