World's Longest Freight Lift Left to Decay

Küre Cable Car
Küre Cable Car

The world's longest ropeway system in Kastamonu has been left to rot for a quarter of a century due to the transition to road transport.

The longest cable car system in the world, which was established between the harbor in İnebolu district of Kastamonu and the copper mines in the Küre mountains, and also called a shackle, has been left to decay for a quarter of a century. The cable car line, which was established in 1988, when Küre Eti Bakır Facilities was in the public sector, to carry the copper extracted from the mines over the Küre Mountains, which has forested and rugged land, is approximately 21.5 km stretches along.

One of the most important features of the ropeway, which was established at a cost of 5.5 million dollars in time to reduce the cost, was that it was designed to operate with zero energy. The 750 ton copper mine in iron shipping buckets weighing 1.5 kilograms was poured into İnebolu Port after the journey of kilometers long by air, and the empty buckets were pulled up again. The shipping line, which was used for about 2 years, was left to rot due to privatization of the company, insufficient capacity of Inebolu Port and the demand for road transport.

The iron shipping buckets and ropeway systems hanging in the air can surprise the viewers, cannot be removed due to their high cost, nor can they be restored for tourism purposes.

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