The automobile bridge across the Kerch Strait is almost finished. The bridge is now at the launching stage. As soon as it's over, the Taman and Crimean coasts will be connected. The only things left would be the bridge joints, asphalt, barriers, and lighting.
Olga Armyakova with the details on the largest construction project of our country.
Our crew is at the fairway section of the Crimea Bridge 35 meters over the Kerch Strait under the railroad arch. We're currently observing the so-called "launching" process, which is basically connecting the superstructures and the arch. As you see, the construction is at the finish line. The giant metal thread stretches from the Kerch coast to the fairway. It was assembled on land and then slowly and carefully launched. The experts told us that the average launching speed is approximately 20 centimeters per minute.