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Vehicle movement restored on the Crimean bridge

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Vehicle movement restored on the Crimean bridge


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The vehicle movement has been restored on the Crimean bridge, RIA Novosti reports. According to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin, at the moment, a reversible lane is working on the bridge. He highly appreciated the work of the builders, who prepared the facility for launch in the shortest possible time.

The Deputy Prime Minister specified that before resuming the traffic, they tested the elements of the bridge. Experts confirmed that they are in a condition that will not interfere with the movement of cars.

Additional lighting was installed on the damaged sections of the bridge. It will be completely restored after the completion of the repair work.

It is noted that on most of the bridge, cars move in two lanes, reversible lane is organized only at the destroyed section.

it is planned that the traffic on the bridge will be resumed fully by November, 1, Marat Khusnullin specified. He spoke about this at a meeting held by Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before, on July, 17. Two-way traffic on one side will be launched no later than September, 15, the Deputy Prime Minister added.

On the night of July 17, the bridge was attacked by two Ukrainian surface drones.  A 14-year-old girl was badly injured, her parents, residents of the Belgorod region, died. The explosion also damaged the roadbed, but the bridge piers stayed intact.

The Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the terrorist attack against the Crimean bridge, emphasizing that it is a purely civilian facility. Russia expects that international organisation will give a proper evaluation of the crime of the Ukrainian authorities.

The department also assured that the damage to the roadway would be repaired as soon as possible, and called it ''definitely impracticable'' attempts to tear Crimea away from the rest of Russia.

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