Russky bridge is a bridge to a sparsely populated Russky island in the Far East whose construction started in 2008 and completed in 2012. It is the world's largest cable-stayed bridge, the 1104 m long central span of which is also record-breaking. The bridge has the highest bridge pylons in the world with a height of 321 m.
The bridge has six lanes with a capacity of 50 000 cars per day.
But the total island's population is only 5 000 people most of whom do not have cars. The island has no road network so the bridge terminates with a dead end. The people who live on the island still have to use a ferry to reach the mainland even after the bridge construction completed.
The cost of the bridge construction at over 1 billion dollars is equal to the annual budget of the whole Primorkiy Krai.
So what was the actual purpose of the construction of the bridge?