(QHA) -

Russia announced it will build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, to connecting Crimean peninsula with mainland Russia.

The volume of funding in the project of building a bridge across the Kerch Strait may make 100 billion rubles (around $2.8 billion) and may even exceed this sum, if an option of two railway tracks on the bridge is chosen, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told ITAR-TASS.

Note: On 7. March 1943 Hitler ordered the construction of a combined Road and Railway bridge over the Strait of Kerch within 6 months. The 4.5-kilometre (2.8 mi) bridge was actually built in summer 1944, but it was destroyed within six months by flowing ice due to the absence of groynes.