Cosmonaut Novitskiy took a picture of the bridge in the Crimea from orbit

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky working in the crew of the International space station, has published in his Instagram a photo of the construction across the Kerch Strait bridge to Crimea, which he did from orbit.

Managed to take a photo of the construction of the Crimean Kerch Strait bridge. The scale of the project of the century is impressive even from space! #ISS #мкс50 #cosmos #space #kristinast #kerchenskiye

Photo published @novitskiy_iss

On 7 February it was reported that the builders of the bridge in the Crimea began the second stage of Assembly of arched spans — installation of arched vaults. They will be installed with a pontoon lawsystem, which is now made on Sevmorzavod in Sevastopol.

It is planned that in late summer of 2017 designs will be ready to launch lawsystem, the transport of water and setting over the sea in the Kerch Strait. Arch spans will rise 35 meters above the water level and ensure the unimpeded passage of ships under the bridge.

On 2 February it became known that in the waters of the Kerch Strait has embarked on the construction of the spans between the supports of the Crimean sea bridge. The area where the work began, is located between the island of Tuzla and the fairway of the Kerch-yenikalsky channel

The bridge across the Kerch Strait length of 19 miles have become the longest in Russia. It will connect the Crimean Peninsula with the mainland by road and Railways. Kerch bridge is built at the expense of the Federal budget under the Federal target program “Socially-economic development of the Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol until 2020” without Fund-raising. Movement of cars will open in December 2018, the railway line will be commissioned in 2019. the Total project cost will be almost 228 billion rubles.