MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. The two damaged sections of the Crimean Bridge will be dismantled by the end of December, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said at a hearing in the lower house of parliament on Tuesday.
"By the end of December, we are planning to completely dismantle the two blown up sections," the deputy prime minister said.
The required amount of metal for restoring the damaged parts has already been contracted and the first structural elements are being delivered to the Crimean Bridge, he said.
On the morning of October 8, a truck exploded on the Crimean Bridge, collapsing two eastbound parts of its road section and subsequently setting ablaze a train of fuel tanks on a separate, adjacent rail portion of the bridge. As a result of the blast, four people were killed. A government commission chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin was set up after the incident. Rail traffic has been restored on the bridge, which was also partly reopened for buses, automobiles and trucks weighing up to 40 tons.