Photo: the construction of the bridge in the area between the island of Tuzla and the fairway of the Kerch-yenikalsky channel

The total volume of works on construction of a bridge to Crimea and approaches made by 55%, the Ministry said.

The Minister of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov said that road part of the bridge across the Kerch Strait is ready by 75%, reports RIA Novosti.

“We are on schedule. And as I said, recently passed the “equator” in General, the total volume of construction. Today we already passed the mark in about 55% of the total volume of works on construction of Crimean bridge and approaches. If we talk about the automotive bridge, about the transition, which will begin its work next year, the volume of work is even higher − it is in the range of 75%,” − said Sokolov .

The representative of the customer of the construction project, head of fku uprdor Taman Roman Novikov has informed that the work deployed throughout the facility and maintained as in road and railway direction.

“The deck today ready almost for 10 kilometers stretch of 19 road part. And we can say that in these areas started some finishing work. This painting of superstructures, installation of expansion joints. Started production work on the device of asphalt pavement on bridge canvas,” said Novikov.

We will remind, the bridge through the Kerch Strait that will link Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, will be the longest in Russia − its length is 19 kilometers. The beginning of the movement of vehicles on the bridge is scheduled for December 2018.

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