Attack on Russia’s Kerch Bridge Hits Crucial Link

MOSCOW—Russia’s Kerch Strait Bridge has been the economic and military lifeblood of its occupying force on the Crimean Peninsula since its opening in 2018, and more recently a vital conduit for its troops in southeast Ukraine.

Before an explosion damaged a section of the 12-mile structure on Saturday, roughly 40,000 cars daily traveled the four lanes, two in each direction, while the two railway tracks allow around 50 trains to travel round-trip between Crimea and mainland Russia daily, according to official information published about the bridge.

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