Burning bridge: Russia’s longest span ablaze (VIDEO)
The fire on the bridge started late on Monday evening when wooden casing caught fire from the welding works nearby, damaging up to 500 sq. meters. Because the bridge is still closed to vehicles, it took several hours for 167 fire fighters and 38 fire trucks to deal with the blaze at a height of 64 meters above the ground.No casualties were reported. Though the technical expertise of the consequences of fire still continues, the final stage of the construction is on and the bridge is promised to be finished on time, by summer 2012.