“An object believed to be a fuel storage tank has caught fire on the Crimean Bridge, but the viaduct’s navigable arches sustained no damage, an aide to the head of Crimea, Oleg Kryuchkov, said on Saturday,” according to the news outlet.
“According to preliminary information, a fuel storage tank is on fire… Navigable arches were not damaged. It is too early to speak about causes and consequences. Work to extinguish the blaze is underway,” Kryuchkov wrote in his Telegram channel.
Crimean Bridge, also known as Kerch Strait Bridge or Kerch Bridge, is a pair of parallel bridges, one road, one rail, spanning the Kerch Strait between the Taman Peninsula of Krasnodar Krai in Russia and the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea in Ukraine.
After annexing Crimea at the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Russia built the bridge. It is the longest bridge ever constructed in Russia, at 19 kilometers (12 miles), and the longest bridge in all of Europe.
Besides transportation, Russia’s motivation for building the bridge was to legitimize its territorial claims in Crimea.
The details of the bomb blast are not yet known, but it is clear that your tax dollars are now funding bombings of Russian infrastructure.
Lindsey Graham must LOVE this.
We are sending billions to a country that uses suicide bombers to attack civilian infrastructure… And everyone’s celebrating it! #CrimeanBridge #Crimea #Crimean_bridge #Putin #UkraineTerroristState #UkraineRussiaWar https://t.co/pVvGCNMwMo pic.twitter.com/AhIaVDAVhd
— Jason Law (@JasonLawWriting) October 8, 2022
Russia claims a truck bomb was behind the blast.
Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee says a truck bomb caused seven railway cars carrying fuel to catch fire, resulting in a “partial collapse of two sections of the bridge.”
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 8, 2022