Amur River bridge: Chinese contractors have finished two-thirds of their side of the landmark bridge across the River Amur – before their Russian counterparts even get going. The bridge between Nizhneleninskoye in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Regionfirst and the Chinese city of Tongjiang will be the first direct rail link between the two countries and will ultimately allow the extension of the Trans-Siberian Railway into China. The bridge was due to completed by the end of the year and the delay on the Russian side has prompted Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to order the Ministry of Transport to take urgent measures to speed things up.
Chinese contractors on Amur River Bridge
Source: Siberian Times