The installation of the arches of the bridge in the Crimea will be held with a minimum limit of navigation

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotomonsterflash railway part of the bridge Kerch in the Crimea. Archival photoThe installation of the arches of the bridge in the Crimea will be held with a minimum limit of navigation© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

Maritime operation for the transportation and installation of the overall construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait — arches — will take place with minimal restriction of navigation, said the transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.

«The naval operation to transport and installation of the arches of the bridge Crimea will take place with minimal restriction of navigation in the Kerch Strait. One-time suspension of movement on the fairway will not exceed three days», — quotes the information center «Crimean bridge» the words of Sokolov, who in the framework of the working visit to the construction site, assessed the progress of the project.

Sokolov said that immediately after completion of the manufacturing operations, the channel will immediately be opened for the passage of vessels.

The press service noted that the preparation for the transfer and installation of the arched spans of the bridge is progressing according to schedule. Builders expect to complete some basic work on the fairway before the onset of autumn storms.

It is planned that the Seine estuary supports are ready to receive the arch in the second half of August. Agencies and departments that provide the navigation in the Kerch Strait, completed the elaboration of optimal conditions of the traffic channel according to the schedule of construction. During this period, the court will be able to freely pass through the Kerch-Yenikalsky channel, but with the permission of the captain of the sea port of Kerch. The day before the start of transportation of the arches, the builders will notify the captain of the port, after which he will suspend the movement in the fairway, and for a one-time «window» limits may not exceed 72 hours.

«Today we have enough areas of waters on both sides of the Strait, including anchorages, where ships can be waiting for passage through the canal. However, we have informed the ship owners about the expected date of naval operations, so they can adjust their schedules», — quotes the information centre of the words of the Deputy head of Rosmorrechflot Yuriy Kostin.

According to him, even if the vessel does not have time to go through the Strait in the free time, the waiting period will be small. As soon as the builders complete the work, the pilots of the Taman and Crimean administrations «Rosmorport» operative will hold court.

The bridge across the Kerch Strait that will link Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, will be the longest in Russia — its length is 19 kilometers. The beginning of the movement of vehicles on the bridge is planned for December 2018

The installation of the arches of the bridge in the Crimea will be held with a minimum limit of navigationWhat is the bridge across the Kerch Strait

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