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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Crimean Bridge

Crimean Bridge crosses the Kerch Strait
The Crimean Bridge crosses the Kerch Strait which connects the Sea of Azov with the Black Sea. The bridge connects Crimea to the Russian mainland. Since the Soviet Union dissolved, Russia's access to their large naval base at Sevastopol has been problematic, hence the annexation of Crimea and the construction of this bridge.

Крымский мост: 27 месяцев строительства за 3 минуты. Таймлепс. 
[Crimea Bridge: 27 months of construction in 3 minutes. Time lapse.]

The construction and installation of the arches (starting at the 1:27 mark) reminds me of the way the Sauvie Island Bridge was constructed here in Portland.

The Crimean Bridge is 11 miles long which makes it the longest bridge in Europe and Russia. It was completed last year.

The Ukraine and Russia are still squabbling about Crimea, this bridge and the eastern Ukraine, and that will no doubt continue for the foreseeable future.

Via RT.

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