Since 2014, plans have been in place for Russian architects to construct a twelve mile long bridge that would lead from the nation all the way to Crimea, which was taken by Russia from the Ukraine three years ago. Slated to open in 2019, the bridge will be named the Kerch Strait Bridge and interestingly, the development has accelerated as of late, with various important phases of the bridge being completed. As of right now, the only way to travel to Crimea from Russia is by boat or by plane so the bridge will certainly be a much simpler process for all those who love expedient traveling. The video below has more details on the bridge.
The news comes at a time when bridges are quite popular in the mainstream media. After all, in the Netherlands, a bridge is currently being printed in a three-dimensional format. The jury is still out on the quality of that bridge, but experts will certainly be interested in comparing that one, which goes over a canal, to the one that will be connecting Russia to Crimea. Perhaps, what we need as a culture, is more than just bridges from place to place, but rather bridges from heart to heart.