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Video: To pay or not to pay for travel on the Crimean bridge
2023 Author: James Gerald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:31
On May 15, 2018, a grandiose and very significant event took place - the opening of the Crimean bridge connecting the Crimean peninsula with the main part of the mainland. Vladimir Putin led the first convoy of cars crossing the bridge across the Kerch Strait while driving a Kamaz.
Previously, it was possible to get to Crimea only by ferry. Now, with the opening of the crossing, drivers are interested in how much it costs to travel across the Crimean bridge?
On May 16, traffic on the Crimean bridge was launched. The construction was completed six months ahead of schedule. The contractors managed to open the move by the beginning of the holiday season on the peninsula.
The passage for cars and buses was opened simultaneously from both sides. Residents of the Kuban and Crimea were looking forward to this event with great impatience. Previously, they had to cover this distance by ferry, which is very dependent on weather conditions.
The construction of the bridge began in February 2016. A feature of the project was that the bridge rose straight out of the water at the same time along its entire length. A total of 595 supports have been installed, on which the entire structure is supported.
Construction proceeded at an accelerated pace. Despite the fact that they often had to work in very difficult weather conditions, the builders managed to deliver the object much earlier than the deadline. Difficulties in construction were associated with frequent winds, storm at sea.
The builders had to work at high altitudes under strong gusts of wind. The technician could not always cope with the weather conditions.
But all the difficulties were overcome. Today, the opening of the bridge across the Kerch Strait is the most outstanding event of 2018. This is an object of great importance both for residents and for a country that has proven its power. Today it is an object that made the whole world admire!
Will there be a fare
Due to the fact that toll highways are being actively built in Russia, drivers are interested in the question, how much does it cost to travel across the Crimean bridge? In 2018, the fee was not introduced, at the moment movement on the bridge is free, without payment.
As reported in the media, according to the words of the head of the PKU Uprdor "Taman" neither this year, nor in the future, the toll on the bridge will not be charged. Passage will be completely free.
This is due to the fact that construction and maintenance is fully funded from the federal budget. In this regard, at the level of legislation, the fee cannot be established.
This is great news both for residents of the Krasnodar Territory and Crimea, and for vacationers who had to pay for the ferry. For example, from one car, vacationers had to pay 2,400 rubles for a ferry crossing.
In addition, queues were a big problem, especially during the holiday season.
The opening of the bridge and the absence of tolls on it may be a prerequisite for an increase in the flow of tourists to the Peninsula.