Construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in the Crimea, which will connect the Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia, is more than half completed, the head of Taman road agency, Roman Novikov, said on Thursday.
“Construction has stepped over its equator. Almost 55% of the total volume of works is performed,” Mr. Novikov announced at the Crimean transport forum in Alushta.
Construction is underway in two areas: a road and railway one. By the end of June, 81% of piles have been driven, 56% of pillars installed and 27% of superstructures assembled.
Earlier, during the Direct Line with President, Vladimir Putin stressed that the Kerch Strait bridge would be completed in time.