Turkish cargo ship “Lyra” crashed into a work under construction bridge across the Kerch Strait. It is reported on Tuesday, March 22, FlashCrimea with reference to the Management of Federal highways “Taman”.
The incident occurred in the evening of 19 March, however it became just now. According to the Agency, cargo ship leaned on the support work of bridge No. 2 under construction between the island of Tuzla and the fairway.
In result were destroyed bearing No. 80, it is also possible neighboring support No. 79. In addition, lighthouse destroyed two piles, the two supports fixed offset.
The damaged bridge is designed to deliver cargo during the construction of the main bridge across the Kerch Strait.
The cargo ship “Lyra” is owned by the Turkish company Turkuaz Shihhing Corp, it was driven by a Turkish citizen. Victims among crew members no. Currently the vessel is at anchorage the port of Taganrog.
March 10, the Agency reported that on the land part of the territory of the construction of the bridge began forming a pile Foundation supports. Preparation of temporary infrastructure necessary for the organization of large-scale construction began a year ago.
The objects of such complexity haven’t built in Russia in such a short time — for the construction of the bridge is reserved for less than three years. It is anticipated that the bridge will connect the Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia by both road and rail. The rated flow capacity of the highway is 40 thousand vehicles per day. The railway will include two paths with a capacity of 47 pairs of trains per day. For the passage of ships is provided an arched span of length of 227 meters and a height of 35 meters.
The decision to build the bridge across the Kerch Strait was made in March 2014. Its length will be 19 kilometers, and the total project cost is estimated at 228 billion rubles. All construction work will be completed before the end of 2018.