On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited a construction site of the Crimean Bridge which is designed to connect the Kerch and Taman peninsulas and is going to be the longest bridge in Russia.
The head of state personally crossed the completed part of the bridge by car and walked along the road arch, according to the press service of the Crimean Bridge project. After the inspection, Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the builders.
The President has highlighted that the bridge is a unique structure. “I can only say that it is impressive, of course,” he noted. Mr. Putin has also expressed hope that the facility will be put into operation ahead of schedule so that people could take advantage of the bridge in the summer.
In his turn, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stroygazmontazh, Arkady Rotenberg, has promised to commission the road part of the facility ahead of schedule. Also, the participants of the meeting invited the President to attend an opening ceremony of this part of the bridge.
We should remind you that the construction of the Crimean Bridge started in early 2016. Currently, all main structures are fully completed. At present, builders are laying asphalt, mounting barrier fences and concreting the seams. Construction of the Crimean Bridge railway is planned to be completed later next year.