September 26, 2007 Darnitskiy bridge solemnly joined the two banks of the Dnieper. The celebration was attended by senior officials – Vice Prime Minister Andriy Klyuyev, ceo Volodymyr Kozak, Head of South-Western Railway Alex Krivopishin. Playing a brass band, all happy and clapping. Is not it strange that this celebration has happened a few days before the election. What exactly gave compound shores? Absolutely nothing. After all, no trains, no cars yet not be able to ride over the bridge. And the actual connection to the coast – is the end of the next stage of construction.
Like other similar objects, Darnitskiy bridge has long since had to be built. Construction Darnytsa rail-road bridge started in response to orders from the Government dated 10 December 2003. Planned to do to rapidly – up to 2004 elections. But did not happen. Initiated the construction of a then-Transport Minister Georgy Kirpa. The government of Viktor Yanukovych drew a construction loan size Deutsche Bank $ 700 million.
After the death of Kirpa, in March 2005 Ex-CEO Ukrzaliznytsia Aftanaziv said misuse of the loan. And deadlines for all was delayed. Initially moved to the end of 2007, and now claim that the first train will pass over the bridge in early 2008. A about cars in general do not speak. Difficulties with the allocation of land. So that the compound banks of the Dnieper – no more than a pr campaign. I wonder why there were no celebrations on the one hundredth slaughtered supporting pillars? The answer is obvious: if the election was not!