Amur Bridge Project
The Amur Bridge Project was an international Sino-Russian bridge construction project that was first proposed in 2007 by Valery Solomonovich Gurevich, the vice-chairman of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. Projected start dates for the actual construction to begin have ranged from 2007 to 2010, with no officially projected construction start date currently available (as of 2013). The bridge would link Nizhneleninskoye (in Russian: Нижнеленинское) in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast with Tongjiang (in Chinese: 同江) in Heilongjiang Province. The 2,197-meter-long bridge, would require an estimated investment of nearly US$230 million Gurevich said. Gurevich said that the proposal to construct a bridge across the river was first suggested by the Russian side, in view of growing cargo transportation demands.
The main class of cargo going over the future bridge would be iron ore from Petropavlovsk plc's open-pit mine in Kimkan in Jewish Autonomous Oblast.  The Petropavlovsk mining company would participate in financing the bridge.
As of May 2013 construction had not yet begun, but the transport ministries of the two countries had signed a general construction agreement.
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