Russia began to build an "understudy" of the Antonovsky bridge in Kherson

The other day, Russia began to build a “solid floating bridge”, which should become a “backup” of the Antonovsky automobile bridge across the Dnieper near Kherson. This was reported on August 23 by the British tabloid Daily Express, citing intelligence from the British Ministry of Defense.

The publication notes that recently Ukraine struck an important transport facility connecting both banks of the Dnieper. Now the Antonovsky Automobile Bridge is practically unusable, so the key task of the Russian Federation in this direction is to maintain transport links with the Right Bank, where hostilities are taking place and troops are in need of supplies.

Vladimir Putin's plans to build a "floating bridge" connecting key regions of Ukraine could turn the war on its head if implemented

- says the publication.

Intelligence found that on August 20-21, Russia began to transfer barges to positions for the construction of a reliable floating bridge across the Dnieper River, directly next to the damaged Antonovsky automobile bridge.

In recent weeks, Russia and locals have relied on a ferry crossing the river. The British Ministry of Defense has warned that if Russia can build said bridge, it will almost certainly increase the overall capacity in the area.

Floating bridge likely to be vulnerable to Ukrainian offensives

- added to the department.

This publication drew the attention of a Russian military observer, retired colonel Mikhail Khodarenok, who commented on it in his Telegram channel. The expert recalled that over the past 2 months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired on the Antonovsky automobile bridge eight times: on July 19, 20, 21, 27 and 29, as well as on August 4, 8 and 22.

During the last strike, two people died and sixteen were injured. All of them are civilians. Russian air defense intercepts most of the shells, primarily HIMARS, used to shell the bridge, but a small part of them reach their target, which is immediately presented by Ukrainian propagandists as a digital “override”

- the expert specified.

Khodarenok stressed that Kyiv did not achieve its goals. The Antonovsky automobile bridge is still standing and traffic is carried out on it, albeit in a limited mode. The Ukrainian army simply does not have effective means of destruction to destroy such a structure. Moreover, even Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine, openly admits this.

Let me remind you that for the past month a ferry service has been operating in the Antonovsky Bridge area, with the help of which, in particular, the transportation of civilians and equipment. The establishment of a new crossing can only be welcomed: this will not only unload the main bridge, but also create additional insurance in case of new provocations from the Armed Forces of Ukraine

- summed up the expert.

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  1. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 23 August 2022 21: 02
    Destroy bridges used by Ukraine and infrastructure to bring supplies to the front line. We've been saying this for 6 months
    1. tkot973 Offline tkot973
      tkot973 (Konstantin) 23 August 2022 23: 06
      In my opinion, this is also very strange. The goals are motionless, there are no coordinators except for the first grader.
      Apparently there are some good reasons to keep these objects intact.
  2. dkuznecov Offline dkuznecov
    dkuznecov (Dmitry Kuznetsov) 23 August 2022 22: 33
    First knock out the "iceeye" (ICEEYE) to the Finns until they join NATO. And then every 5 minutes, pictures are given to Ukraine.
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 August 2022 08: 27
    ha ha. Recently, in an article, they blamed somewhere that Ukraine themselves are destroying their bridges too zealously ...
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 24 August 2022 09: 20
    The best measure to restore the bridge in Kherson is the destruction of bridges in Kyiv.
  5. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 24 August 2022 11: 50
    Khodarenok stressed that Kyiv did not achieve its goals. The Antonovsky automobile bridge is still standing and traffic is carried out on it, albeit in a limited mode.

    ?? Recently it was reported unsuitable and here it is again:
    Vedomosti August 22, 15:31

    The Ukrainian military repeatedly subjected him to shelling. In particular, at the end of July, the authorities of the Kherson region even blocked traffic along it, since after the shelling of the Ukrainian military, the roadway was significantly damaged.
    In early August, the regional administration postponed the resumption of traffic on the bridge after another attack from the Ukrainian side, as the blows hit construction equipment that was used for repairs.

    BFM.RU August 22, 2022, 18:53

    Two civilians were killed and 16 wounded as a result of the UAF strike on the Antonovsky bridge near Kherson, regional authorities report. Three more people are missing. The victims were members of the maintenance team. The blow was struck at the time of the ferry crossing, there are victims among the passengers. The bridge was damaged as a result of the Ukrainian strike, but did not collapse, its condition is being assessed.

    If the truth is that a pontoon bridge is being built, then unfortunately it will also be vulnerable ...
  6. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 24 August 2022 17: 11
    Over the past 2 months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired on the Antonovsky Automobile Bridge eight times:

    So they will also fire and damage the floating bridge ...
    It is necessary not to build bridges in the combat zone, but to move the front line to a safe distance.
    1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 25 August 2022 19: 41
      Replacing a damaged section of a floating bridge is fairly simple.