A construction team working to complete the so-called Kerch bridge aimed to connect the occupied Crimean peninsula with mainland Russia have failed to properly align the metal spans of an automobile overpass at the "Nasyp - Fairway" section just offshore Kerch.
The discrepancy is about 2m long and about 1m high, LB.ua reports.
The incident could be the result of technical miscalculations or the subsidence of extreme supports in the spot where the bridge parts are connected.
Read alsoInfrastructure Minister reveals Ukraine's losses due Russia's "bridge to Crimea" constructionAs reported earlier, the cost of the bridge project exceeded RUB 300 billion (about $5 billion), which is three times more expensive than the construction of the world’s longest bridge (a 164.8 km long bridge connecting Shanghai and Nanjing cost just $1.46 billion).
A single contractor is Stroygazmontazh owned by Arkady Rotenberg, who is close to Vladimir Putin. The contract was awarded to the company after three previous biddings failed as no other company applied.