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Drone footage captures opening day of Kerch Strait Bridge01:52

Drone footage captures opening day of Kerch Strait Bridge

Russian Federation, Kerch Strait
May 15, 2018 at 10:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

Drone footage released on Tuesday, shows the Kerch Strait Bridge, set to connect the Crimean Peninsula with the Krasnodar Region, on the day of its official opening.The construction of the 19-kilometre (11,8-mile) bridge, the longest in Russia, has been ongoing since February 2016.The bridge can accommodate up to 40,000 cars and 47 trains per day, with 14 million passengers and 13 million tonnes of cargo per year. The railway section is expected to open in early 2019.Russian President Vladimir Putin is to attend the opening ceremony.

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Drone footage released on Tuesday, shows the Kerch Strait Bridge, set to connect the Crimean Peninsula with the Krasnodar Region, on the day of its official opening.The construction of the 19-kilometre (11,8-mile) bridge, the longest in Russia, has been ongoing since February 2016.The bridge can accommodate up to 40,000 cars and 47 trains per day, with 14 million passengers and 13 million tonnes of cargo per year. The railway section is expected to open in early 2019.Russian President Vladimir Putin is to attend the opening ceremony.

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