Construction of Kerch Strait Bridge from Russia to Crimea to Cost $2.8 Billion

Russia has approved the construction cost of the Kerch Bridge. The Main State Expert Review Board gave its positive consideration to the construction project of the bridge to Crimea and confirmed the accuracy of the estimated cost, Rosavtodor reported.

According to the report, the cost of the construction project will be 211.9 billion Roubles (approximately $2.8 billion). It is 680 million Roubles lower than the budget ceiling established by the Government of the Russian Federation a year ago.

Earlier, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Kozak, clarified the terms of the beginning of the bridge construction. "We will proceed to the main types of construction and assemblage works next week. Everything is on schedule," Kozak noted.

It is expected that the construction of the bridge to Crimea will be completed in 2018. The total length of the transport passage will be 19 kilometers. As previously reported, Russia has announced the construction of three temporary bridges over the Kerch Strait.

  Russia, Crimea