Russia: Final preparations underway at Kerch Bridge as opening nears *STILLS*

Photos released on Monday capture the final preparations at the Kerch Strait Bridge, set to connect the Crimean Peninsula with Krasnodar Region, ahead of its official opening on Tuesday. Construction of the 19-kilometre (11,8-mile) bridge, the longest in Russia, has been ongoing since February 2016, and it is opening for cars more than six months before the deadline foreseen by the state... Еще contract. Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony. The bridge's capacity is of 40,000 cars and 47 pairs of trains per day, 14 million passengers and 13 million tonnes of cargo per year. The railway section is expected to open in early 2019

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