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The bridge between Rossel and China via Amur
Today, a floating bridge between Blagoveshchensk - the administrative center of the Amur Region and the Chinese city of Heihe - began to operate. Send the first post-freeze cargo.
On the eve of the regional interdepartmental commission to monitor the condition of the pontoon bridges, a survey of the Russian part of the cargo pontoon bridge across the Amur River between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. According to experts, the state of the bridge complies with the standards, and the ice is already strong enough to withstand the weight of multi-ton heavy trucks.
“Today the work of the cargo direction is open. The commission conducted a survey of the Russian part of the pontoon bridge, and agreed on work with the Chinese side. A decision was made to open it, and today cargoes went across the bridge, ” - said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Labor, Tourism and Entrepreneurship of the Amur Region Ekaterina Kireeva.
Passenger buses are not allowed to navigate the pontoon ferry yet. Officials of the two countries have not yet agreed on some documents. Most likely, tourists green color on the bridge to China will light up 3 December.
The pontoon crossing allows cargoes to be transported across the Amur, on the fairway of which the state border between Russia and China passes, after the navigation is over. During the warm season between the Blagoveshchensk and Heihe motor ships cruise, and in the off-season - ships on an air cushion.
Last season, the pontoon bridge was popular: in January 2013 - April 2014, the cargo navigable bridge across the Amur River between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe cars passed more than five thousand times. The passenger pontoon road was used by over 160,6 thousand people, both from Russia and the Chinese side. The idea is to build between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe such a bridge was born in 2009 year.
Photo from Amur.net