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Common sense indicates that this Crimean bridge will never be repaired. By September of next year, either Ukraine will have recaptured Crimea or the bridge will be again destroyed. There won’t be a fully functioning bridge between Crimea and Russia for at least 100 years.
“Russian efforts to repair the Crimean Bridge continue but it is unlikely to be fully operational until at least September 2023”. (UK Defence Intel, 9 Nov. 2022)
08.10.2022 Crimean (Kerch Strait) Bridge: fuel tanker cars burning on rail section and road section of the bridge destroyed; photos from video of Air Force of Armed Forces of Ukraine
Crimean bridge not repaired until Sept 2023 or later if ever!
UPDATE ON UKRAINE
9 November 2022
Russian efforts to repair the Crimean Bridge continue but it is unlikely to be fully operational until at least September 2023. On 8 November the road bridge was due to be closed to allow the movement and installation of a replacement 64-metre span. Three more spans will be required to replace the damaged road sections.
Although Crimean officials have claimed these additional spans will be in place by 20 December, a briefing provided to President Putin added that works to the other carriageway would cause disruption to road traffic until March 2023.
Replacement of the damaged rail bridge has been contracted for completion by September 2023, although Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister stated the repair timeline would be expedited. One track is open, but rail transport remains restricted. Repair activity will be heavily dependent on weather conditions through the winter months.
The Crimean bridge attack has disrupted Russian logistics supplies for Crimea and southern Ukraine, reducing Russia’s ability to move military equipment and troops into the area by rail or road. The damage to the bridge, the recent attack on the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol and the probable withdrawal from Kherson all complicate the Russian government’s ability to paint a picture of military success.” https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1590228656420421632
Russia did withdraw from Kherson.
“Road section of Crimean Bridge destroyed – Ukraine’s Air Force
08.10.2022 08:49 https://www.ukrinform.net
On the Crimean Bridge, which connects Russia to the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea, fuel tanks are burning and a section of the road has been destroyed.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports. https://t.me/kpszsu/2018
“Morning on the Crimean Bridge. Fuel tanks have caught fire. A section of the road has been destroyed! Everything will be Ukraine!” the Air Force wrote.
Earlier, on the morning of October 8, the Russian media, referring to the “authorities” of temporarily occupied Crimea, reported that traffic across the Crimean Bridge was suspended after a fuel tank caught fire.iy” https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3588657-road-section-destroyed-on-crimean-bridge-ukraines-air-force.html
Video at the telegram channel: https://t.me/kpszsu/2018
08.10.2022 Crimean Bridge fuel tank cars burning and road section of the bridge destroyed photos http://www.ukrinform.net