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Russia: Freight train crosses first ever railway bridge over Amur on border with China03:33

Russia: Freight train crosses first ever railway bridge over Amur on border with China

Russian Federation, Russian Federation, Jewish Autonomous Region
November 19, 2022 at 22:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Freight trains were able to make their first-ever journey on a railway bridge over the Amur River on the section of the interstate border near the settlements of Nizhneleninskoye of the Jewish Autonomous Region and Tongjiang of the People's Republic of China, as the press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reported on Wednesday.

"RDIF announces the launch of traffic on the first-ever railway bridge over the Amur River... As part of the launch, the first railway train made the crossing from Russia to China," media quoted from the press service of the foundation.

According to the head of the Bamtonnelstroy-Most project Sergei Statkevich, the unique feature of the bridge is that 'there are two tracks built on it, a combined track designed for Russian ... and Chinese trains'.

Deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Bamtonnelstroy-Most" Nikita Satyukov added that they had to work in difficult climatic conditions, but this did not prevent them from completing the work on time.

"Temperatures reached [minus] 38 degrees Celsius in winter. The work never stopped. In spring and autumn, there were repeated floods," he said.

Satyukov also reported that the length of the bridge was 2,209 meters. During construction, workers laid a total of 24 kilometres of railway sidings.

Construction of the bridge was implemented within the framework of the agreement between the governments of Russia and China, concluded in 2008. It will increase trade turnover between the countries and stimulate the implementation of new projects on the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region.

Russia: Freight train crosses first ever railway bridge over Amur on border with China03:33
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Freight trains were able to make their first-ever journey on a railway bridge over the Amur River on the section of the interstate border near the settlements of Nizhneleninskoye of the Jewish Autonomous Region and Tongjiang of the People's Republic of China, as the press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reported on Wednesday.

"RDIF announces the launch of traffic on the first-ever railway bridge over the Amur River... As part of the launch, the first railway train made the crossing from Russia to China," media quoted from the press service of the foundation.

According to the head of the Bamtonnelstroy-Most project Sergei Statkevich, the unique feature of the bridge is that 'there are two tracks built on it, a combined track designed for Russian ... and Chinese trains'.

Deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Bamtonnelstroy-Most" Nikita Satyukov added that they had to work in difficult climatic conditions, but this did not prevent them from completing the work on time.

"Temperatures reached [minus] 38 degrees Celsius in winter. The work never stopped. In spring and autumn, there were repeated floods," he said.

Satyukov also reported that the length of the bridge was 2,209 meters. During construction, workers laid a total of 24 kilometres of railway sidings.

Construction of the bridge was implemented within the framework of the agreement between the governments of Russia and China, concluded in 2008. It will increase trade turnover between the countries and stimulate the implementation of new projects on the territory of the Jewish Autonomous Region.