The builders of the bridge across the Kerch Strait have installed all 228 pillars of its road section. This is reported on Monday morning by the press service of Rosavtodor.
According to the head of the Rosavtodor’s Uprdor «Taman» Roman Novikov, the most difficult was to work on the construction of 85 poles located in the sea area. At the same time, more than 3 thousand piles were shipped in the base of the support under the road, with a depth of immersion from 50 to 88 meters. In the near future, experts will begin to complete the assembly of the bridge.
Novikov explained that the bridge roadway is a string of metal structures with a length of almost 17 km and weighing more than 100 thousand tons.
Deputy Director for Infrastructure Projects LLC STROYGAZMONTAZH Leonid Ryzhenkin, in turn, added that during the summer-autumn period the arches of the Crimean bridge were installed, the threads of span structures under the road to the fairway section were brought. At the moment, work is underway on the spans of the railway section and supports.
Let’s remind, the launch of the automotive part of the bridge should take place in December 2018, and the railway — in December 2019. Work on the site was started in April 2015.