The construction of the Crimean Kerch Strait bridge was half completed

Work on the construction of the bridge, which will connect Crimea with mainland Russia through the Kerch Strait, performed more than 50 percent. This was stated by the head of the company-customer of the project of fku uprdor “Taman” Roman Novikov during the transport forum in Alushta, his words lead Federal Agency news (FAN).

“Almost 55 percent of the total volume of works performed,” he said. The willingness of the major components of the road part of the bridge has reached 70 percent, said Novikov. As of the end of June, shipped 81 percent of the piles installed 56 percent of poles and 27 percent of assembled superstructures, he added.

June 16 was completed the Assembly of the rail bridge across the Kerch Strait. The builders closed the arch of the arch at a height of 45 meters from the base of the structure. In total it consists of 400 large items, it will weigh more than 5.8 thousand tons.

The bridge is built in 2014, after the Crimea was annexed to Russia. It will connect the Peninsula and the Krasnodar Krai and will be the longest in Russia: the total length of construction will be 19 kilometers. Road traffic is scheduled to open in 2018, and train in 2019.