Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the railway section of the Crimean Bridge, which connects Krasnodar and Crimea over the Kerch Strait.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vladimir Putin said that Russia is confident that in the future will implement projects similar to the Crimean Bridge.
'You have proved that Russia is strong enough to carry out such projects'
SputnikAccording to the news; Addressing the employees involved in the construction of the bridge, Putin said, ız You have proved with your determination, determination and determination that Russia is able to carry out such global infrastructure projects. This is the largest bridge, not only in Russia, but also in Europe. You have shown that we can implement such large projects within our national technologies. This gives us all confidence that we will be able to carry out similar projects in the future and that we will surely implement them. Kul
'About 2020 million people will cross the bridge in 14'
Putin, in 2020, about 14 million people across the Crimean Bridge and about 13 million tons of cargo expected to be transported, he said.
Putin described the opening of the railway section of the bridge as a very important and pleasing development for both Crimea and Sevastopol and the whole of Russia.
Putin will travel by train to Krasnodar
After the opening ceremony, Vladimir Putin will travel from Crimea to Krasnodar by using the new bridge by train.
The longest bridge in Europe
The bridge that connects Krasnodar and Crimea over the Kerch Strait is the longest bridge in Russia and Europe with a length of 19 kilometers. The bridge opened for car and bus traffic on May 15, 2018 and for the passage of heavy vehicles it was opened on October 1.
It is planned that freight trains will begin to cross the railway section of the bridge by June 2020.
The total amount of the bridge, whose construction was financed by the resources of the federal budget, amounted to about 228 billion rubles (about $ 3.6 billion).