Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a traffic on the highway section of the Crimean bridge, it was done six months before the earlier announced date.
A live broadcast from the opening ceremony was conducted on YouTube.
Before sitting in KamAZ, at the wheel of which the president opened the bridge, Putin said "Let's go." A convoy of KamAZ trucks was driving along the bridge, led by the president.
The President noted that the bridge was built qualitatively and on time, "even earlier for half a year."
Earlier, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Putin personally will travel along the Crimean bridge, thus demonstrating that even the most ambitious plans can be realized.
The day before it became known that the traffic across the Kerch Strait across the bridge will be launched ahead of schedule - 16 May, and on Tuesday Putin will take part in the inauguration of the crossing.