Russia is very close to a direct link to Crimea.
Workers finished building of the temporary bridge that will carry construction machinery to the Kerch bridge site. It’s already working. Two more temporary bridges will be finished in the nearest future.
The second bridge across the Kerch Strait and a temporary railway will be built this winter.
The 19-kilometer long main bridge is expected to be finished in December 2018 and will connect Crimea to mainland Russia and by-pass Ukraine.
Crimea’s only land border is with the Kherson region of Ukraine. However, regular passenger and cargo deliveries are organized by direct flights and ferries from ports in southern Russia.
An awesome promo video of the main bridge: