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Russia green lights road and rail bridge to Crimea

19.03.2014 13:43

The long delayed Kerch Strait Bridge project, which would connect the Crimean peninsula and mainland Russia, has been given a green light, with President Putin saying the bridge would provide both road and rail links.

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Free_DrVojislavSeselj 05.04.2014 17:36

Is this new bridge going to be called Krimsky?? I hope so.

Russia is going through a sort of renaissance in a number of fields including construction and transport infrastructure like the Russky Bridge in Vladivostok.
Lik e everything else positive in Russia, it's a non-story in so much of the NATO world - it's just the biggest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

I'm a bit surprised nobody is advocating the tunnel idea here instead. It's a very attractive idea as well given that Crimea's needs for road and rail links will be much greater in the future than many are predicting.


Hooda Thawtit 04.04.2014 22:57

'BIG-ONE5' time='19.03.2014 16:13']A temporary military portable bridge. could be set in a week. Until the permanent, hopefuly state of the art bridge is done.
I take it that a bridge would be built at the end of the M25 (E97) where the present ferry is? This would need to be tall to allow the passage of tall ships, very much like the Queen Elizabeth 11 Bridge at Dartford, which, coincidentally, carries our M25 over the Thames! But with the hazard of ice as well, a tunnel will also be needed, just as we have a Dartford Tunnel under the Thames! Perhaps we could do the "twinning" thing.


James Reese 21.03.2014 19:03

Construction of infrastructure is great for the economy as it also creates jobs. I wish the US govt would consider this method of helping the economy rather than fighting more wars.


Douglas Dewar 20.03.2014 15:15

To Freeworldlogictwo >>>>> > Did you notice that oil now sells for $100/barrel ? Did you know that Russia is the world's largest oil producer ? Did you know that China offers financing to upgrade Russia's production capacity and transport to China ? Perhaps your economic worries should concentrate on the volume of dollar printing with nothing to back up quantitatum eased leading to less value and trust in greenbacks. That would make an economy geared to military spending very quickly wear very thin. And that would impact the Empire's reach.


Robert Miller 20.03.2014 09:44

It would be a much greater return on the investment to cash in enough Treasury Bills to pay for the Bridge. Rather than helping the U.S. finance aid to Ukraine.


HenryHall 20.03.2014 00:44

Tall electricity towers and overhead powerline across the strait is needed more ugently one would think.


Mike Littlefield 19.03.2014 23:38

A lot more practical than the usa's cockeyed idea to ship natural gas to Europe.


Plamen Petkov 19.03.2014 22:44

freeworldlogic two 19.03.2014 17:39

Should be ready in 3-5 years and cost billions.

R ussia is now supporting Syria. South Ossetia, Abkazia and now Crimea while in the middle of a recession and now facing economic isolation.

Putin might know nationalism and imperialism, but he sure doesn't know economics.


to freeworldlogictwo:
USA supports: Egypt, Pakistan, Afganistan, Columbia, etc, etc etc. USA is also in the middle of severe ressesion. Ever been to downtown of ANY large US city and seen the thousands of homeless?
Cherry pucking your info/data is nice but doesnt support Reality.


John Mars 19.03.2014 14:29

good job :)

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