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Railway troops begin construction of bridge across Yenisei River

June 08, 2014, 8:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 08. /ITAR-TASS/. Railway troops of the Central Military District have begun building a bridge over the Yenisei River. The divisions are involved in the sudden checking of their readiness, a representative of the Defence Ministry’s press service said.

On Sunday, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered the sudden readiness check of the railway troops at the Central Military District.

The special exercise began on June 7 in the Siberian Federal District, where difficult flood situation still remains.

According to the Defence Ministry "the personnel of the Central Military District’s railway brigade has marched to the area of ··practical action to eliminate effects of destruction of the railway bridge across the Yenisei River." The military have delivered a pontoon railway bridge, construction materials, more than 100 units of special equipment; conducted engineering exploration, measured depth and speed of the water current in the areas of intended activities.

"Today the units, involved in the checking, have started construction of the roadbed using special earthmoving complexes, they are laying railway sleepers," the source said. Simultaneously to that special trucks are setting pontoons on the water.

The Central Military District’s servicemen have already restored transport links in the Soloneshensky District of Altai territory, where the engineering units have made a road bridge over the Anuj River.

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