Russia has truly been connection building these previous several years, figuratively and literally.

Russia has truly been connection building these previous several years, figuratively and literally.

Written down about a few jobs including the Crimea Bridge, the Russia-Sakhalin Bridge, The Sakhalin-Japan connection, plus the aspirations for the Bering Strait bridge/tunnel.

I have yet to go over the 2 bridges that are new construction within the Amur River between Russia and Asia, that are now near to completion phases.

The name that is chinese the Amur River, Heilong Jiang, means Ebony Dragon River, and its own Mongolian title, Khar Moron, means Ebony River. The eastern edge area has ended 4,000 kilometers very very very long.

Currently, three railway lines cross the entire Russo-Chinese border. The two railway edge crossings at Zabaikalsk/Manzhouli and Suifenhe/Grodekovo are over a hundred years old, brought into presence because of the initial design of Russia’s Trans Siberian Railway that took a shortcut across Manchuria (the Chinese Eastern Railway). The railway that is third, near Hunchun/Makhalino, operated between 2000 and 2004, ended up being then closed for a couple years, and just recently had been partially reopened.

Amur River Bridge Artists Impression, Image Credit @IRCLimited Amur River Bridge Artists Impression, Image Credit @IRCLimited

Construction has begun a while ago for a cross-border Amur River railway connection near Tongjiang/Nizhneleninskoye, that may get to be the 4th as well as the railway that is key crossing associated with Russian asia. In reality, it will be the just one to date for the reason that region that is vast.

maybe perhaps Not really great deal happens to be reported inside our English language press, nevertheless these bridges are foundational to insofar because they represent the very first that connect Russia and Asia by road and train with what was once an unbroken 3,000+ kilometer transportation void.

The only real techniques to get a get a get a cross along this border-defining river had been either by ferries, or higher the wintertime ice by vehicle at mostly of the edge checkpoints along that huge expanse. Continue reading “Russia has truly been connection building these previous several years, figuratively and literally.”