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    October 25, 2017

    Crimea to mainland Russia bridge is halfway finished

    October 25, 2017 - Fort Russ News - Paul Antonopoulos

    Deputy Head of the Federal Road Agency Igor Astakhov said during his working trip to Kazan that the construction of the bridge that will connect the Crimean peninsula to main Russia, the Kerch Strait Bridge, is more then 50% complete.

    ""The main objective for this year and next year is constructing the bridge across the Kerch Strait. More than 50% of work on this object has already been completed," he noted.

    "The key phases - hoisting the framework arches for both the motorway and railway sections - have been successfully completed. So, there are no doubts that traffic will be launched by the end of 2018, and Crimea and the city of Sevastopol will be tightly connected by a motorway network to our country’s mainland," Astakhov added. 

    He reiterated that "more than 40 km of access roads to the highway bridge are being constructed."

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