Construction began on the bridge across the Amur river between Russia and China

The Amur River

In the Annunciation district of the Amur region began the construction of a bridge in the area of Heihe and Blagoveshchensk across the Amur river, which will connect Russia and China. About it RIA Novosti was informed in the regional government.

“The ceremony was attended by the Governor of the Amur region and government representatives of Heilongjiang province”, — said the Agency interlocutor.

The object must be built within three years, said the head of the Russian region Alexander Kozlov. “We will do our best to keep these deadlines have not been violated. This bridge will finally unite the two banks, which is the capital of the Amur region and the Chinese city of Heihe. This will allow more dynamic development of the Amur region and Heilongjiang province”, — quotes the Governor “Interfax”.

The length of the main bridge will be more than one kilometer, the total length together with access roads — about 20. The building will be erected in three stages: the first will begin construction of the bridge, then driveways. The final part will be the creation of toll booths on both sides. Costs will amount to 13.6 billion rubles, China — 5.2 billion.

The construction of the bridge across the Amur river, Moscow and Beijing have discussed for 20 years.