Campsite instead of the Kerch Bridge: thousand cars stand in line

15 July 2014 09:58
(QHA) -

Campsite was set up near the “Port Kavkaz” -- harbour on the Kerch Strait in Krasnodar Krai, Russia -- to provide shelter for those who are waiting in a line to get to Crimean peninsula via ferryboat.

There are 16 tents that accommodate 190 people. People reportedly are provided with showers and WCs.

About 1500 cars are staying in line at the Port Kavkaz, to get to Crimea, among them trucks transporting goods to Crimea.

Earlier, Russian and Crimean authoriies announced an ambitious plan to build a bridge over the Kerch Strait to connect Crimean peninsula to Russia, still the project was suspended.

The price tag for the Kerch Bridge has mounted steadily in recent months, from about 50 billion rubles ($1.5 billion) in March to the current estimates cited by Siluanov, which would make it the most expensive bridge ever built in Russia.

Avtodor, the state road builder that is managing the project, estimated in June that between 142 billion rubles and 228 billion rubles ($4 billion and $6 billion) could be raked in over the next 20 years if the state charges a toll for passage.