Head of the Crimean bridge construction Alexander Ostrovsky, the director of SGM-Most - the general contractor for the construction Stroygazmontazh subsidiary, sat next to Mr. Putin in a vehicle cabin.
Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, which prompted backlash and sanctions from the West.
The 19-km bridge is the largest in Russian Federation built so far. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the elections in occupied Crimea is a gross violation of global law and called for increased sanctions pressure on the Kremlin.
European Union and U.S. sanctions have targeted those involved in building the bridge, principally Putin's close ally, businessman Arkady Rotenberg, whose company Stroygazmontazh won the construction contract.
The bridge will make the peninsula easier to reach from southern Russian Federation. During World War II the occupying Nazis also began building a bridge, but abandoned the project.
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The automobile traffic over the bridge will be opened prematurely at 5:30 am, on May 16 (Moscow time).
The bridge is set to open for cars on Wednesday, and its rail portion is set to open next year.
Originally, the bridge was expected to be built before 2018 and put into operation in the summer of 2019.
Nevertheless, a Levada poll in March found 70 percent of Russians thought taking Crimea had been beneficial.