Turkey's longest railway bridge ready for opening to traffic | Elazig-Malatya

Turkey's longest railway bridge ready to open to vehicle traffic
Turkey's longest railway bridge between Elazığ and Malatya has completed everything in the nude for the opening of the eyes and ears of the peoples of the region's traffic approve the project expect that the government
Karakaya Dam Lake on linking Elazig and Malatya and 2 thousand in Turkey with 50 meters the longest bridge project of the planned highway bridge built on the Euphrates River Railway Bridge was completed and is awaiting approval from the government for starting construction.
Transportation investments into the project, which will host the first in a single vehicle can pass through Turkey and it will be the longest railway bridge. Thus, the bridge will facilitate transportation between the two provinces.
The latest version of the project, which is on the agenda with the news that it will be two storey, was arranged in such a way that tire vehicles could pass through the railway tracks.
In the previous years, the ferry transportation, which we heard of in mortal accidents, will end and the people of the region will have more comfortable and safe transportation.
Prime Minister Erdogan is closely following the project, which was the biggest dream of Ulvi Saran, who started to work as a governor in Malatya in 2009 and was appointed to the Undersecretariat of Public Order and Security in August. The project of the bridge was sent to the Ministry of Transport General Directorate of Highways and it is one of the biggest dreams of the region to be included in investment plans as soon as possible.
The bridge, which was tendered in 1981 and opened to train transportation by the Prime Minister of the time Turgut Özal in 1986, was examined by experts from METU and the USA, and the feasibility of the project was approved technically.
The governor of the period, Ulvi Saran, gave the following details of the project:
The project of the bridge was completed. According to the engineering calculations, the bridge's feet are intact. Although the steel structure on the strength of heavy tonnage trucks can be passed by taking into account that we have reinforced the borders. We will reinforce the steel construction of the bridge with the addition of new iron steel. A two-way transportation will be provided by Malatya and a ramp by Elazığ with a coating on the bridge. The work of the project, which aims at making the Karakaya-Euphrates Rail Bridge also suitable for road crossing, has been completed and the project has been taken to the Investment Program.
On both sides of the dam 100 close to a thousand people are waiting with excitement of the project will not be fatal accident accidents.
Transportation between Battalgazi district of Malatya and Baskil district of Elazig was provided by ferry over Karakaya Dam Lake, while the ferry belonging to the Baskil District Governorship, which transported cargo and passengers in Karakaya Dam Lake in August 2002, capsized and caused 13 deaths. building a bridge on it was brought up.
In the region, farmers who make their living by farming, especially the apricot, especially the agricultural products will evaluate better and the transportation costs will be reduced.
The foundation of the bridge, whose construction cost is 22 million TL, is pile, and its feet are reinforced concrete floors. The Fırat Railway Bridge, which is located between the Fırat Train Station in Battalgazi district of Malatya and Kuşsarayi Train Station of the Baskil district of Elazığ, has a width of 4.5 meters, a height of 6 meters and a tonnage of 20 tons.
King built the bridge over the dam is Turkey's longest railway bridge. The 2.030 m long bridge is 60 m high and consists of 30 steel beams, each weighing 366 tons and 65 m long, on 29 reinforced concrete legs. Steel beams were placed between the reinforced concrete feet at ground level and then lifted in place by hydraulic jacks. Construction; A floating steel service bridge with a height of 1.100 tons, 243 m in length, 11.327 tons of reinforced iron and 119.320 m³ of concrete, 70 m of rock anchor piles with a diameter of 420 cm were used. The bridge was opened to transportation on June 16, 1986.

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