Rebuilding Crimea Bridge: Is laying asphalt in winter by the Putinists a good idea?

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Recalled that a road-and-rail bridge to Crimea suffered damage from a powerful blast in October. The Crimea bridge is an imposing symbol of Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula and a key supply route to its forces battling in southern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the explosion on the bridge over the Kerch Strait prompted gleeful messages from Ukrainian officials but no claim of responsibility.

Crimea bridge suffered explosion, October

Also, Russia did not immediately assign blame for the blast, which images showed blew away half of a section of the bridge’s roadway, with the other half still attached.

Reconstruction work is going on there heavily as Putinists are busy paving the spans of the bridge across the Kerch Strait.

In Rosavtodor they assure that in December they will lay two layers of asphalt, mount a fence and apply markings. And winter in money laundering will not be a hindrance.

Work ongoing

Is laying asphalt in winter a really good idea?

Temperatures below 50 Degrees (F) will cause the asphalt to not bind properly, crack, ravel and eventually crumble.

One could argue that they need the capacity of the damaged lanes to evacuate efficiently. But time will tell if what they are doing now is the best decision there is.

Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and the 19-km (12-mile) bridge linking the region to its transport network was opened with great fanfare four years later by President Vladimir Putin.

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