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The bridge across the Kerch Strait

The bridge across the Kerch Strait connects the Crimea and the Russian mainland. It is a very important subject, both for the residents of the Crimea, as well as for tourists. The bridge provide safe transportation from the peninsula with the other regions of Russia. Crimea also is connected to the mainland by ferry now. Peninsula is connected to the mainland by the Isthmus of Perekop (to the territory of Ukraine). Tourists from Russia will be able to easily get to the resorts of Crimea on the bridge by car.

The movement of cars and buses over the bridge was opened on May 16, 2018.
The railway part of the bridge was opened on December 23, 2019.

The bridge is built between the Kerch city and Taman Peninsula, across the island of Tuzla and Tuzla Spit. The bridge have parallel roads and railway routes (four lanes for car traffic and two railway lines). The bridge have arches a height of 35 meters for ships passage (between the Black and Azov Seas). The bridge go to the land to south of the Kerch city center on the Crimean peninsula, and next to the Lake Tuzla to west of Taman city on the mainland.

The bridge  to Crimean peninsula


  • The total length of the transition across the Kerch Strait: 19 km;
  • The length of the offshore section from Tuzla island to the mainland: 7 km;
  • The length of the offshore section of the Tuzla island to Kerch: 6.1 km;
  • The length of the island: 6.5 km;

View of the bridge and the Kerch Strait from space.

You can drive across the bridge (see the bridge) by yourself on a rented car or by bus. The nearest airports are located in the cities of Simferopol, Anapa, Krasnodar. You can buy a ticket on the plane here.

Russia-Crimea bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula is the longest in Europe. In length, it exceeds the Vasco da Gama bridge in Portugal

See also:

  • Black Sea Coast map.
  • Sochi - a holiday town on the Russian Black Sea coast.

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