RT has created a panoramic VR video of the construction of the Crimean Bridge and how it will look once completed. Thrilling footage shot by a 360-degree camera mounted on a drone was unveiled at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
Work on the bridge, which will link the peninsula directly to the continental part of Russia, began right after Crimea’s reunification with Russia in 2014. RT’s virtual reality footage not only shows the amazing scale of the construction work, but also allows viewers to see what the bridge will look like once it is completed.
Animated graphics compliment the 360 drone footage of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by December of 2018.
Once finished, the Crimean Bridge will become one of Russia’s largest. Having two parallel lines for a motorway and rail tracks, the 19 kilometer- (12 mile-) long link will allow up to 40,000 vehicles and dozens of trains to pass over the Kerch Strait daily.
The Crimean Bridge video was one of the most popular featuring RT’s immersive panoramic format at SPIEF, where the forum’s guests had a chance to explore. The channel’s gripping 360 video footage of a V-Day Parade on Moscow’s Red Square shot from a fighter jet was also among the attendees’ favourites.