Chongar Bridge

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An explosion caused by a long-range missile has damaged the Chongar Bridge.


  • It is a key road bridge linking Crimea with the southern Kherson region.
  • It is also known as ‘gate to Crimea’.


  • It is one of the few links between the Ukrainian mainland and the Russian held Crimea.
  • Russian forces use this bridge to reach the Kherson province in southern Ukraine.


  • It is located over the Chongar Strait, a narrow body of water that separates Crimea from mainland Ukraine.


  • Ukrainian mainland and the Crimean peninsula are connected by a 9 km wide isthmus.
  • It is also connected by the 19 km long Crimean Bridge over the Kerch Strait that links the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.


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