On January 11, the Road Administration completed its 1,746,500-euro restoration of Estonia's busiest international border point – the Friendship Bridge.
Crossing over the Narva River, the 162-meter bridge between Estonia and Russia is used daily by 10,000 people, 1,000 cars, 175 semitrucks and 35 buses.
The outdated bridge was originally built in 1960, and repairs began last May, as traffic increased significantly in the last decade. The money for repairs came entirely from Estonia's budget.
“We are thankful to the Russian authorities for their all-round cooperation to realize a logistically complicated project,“ said Minister of Economic Affairs Juhan Parts.