📩 21/12/2018 17:21
He spent 1 million lira for the bridge to the animals: When the animals that passed through the Karasu River, which is the branch of the Euphrates in Erzincan, to graze in the morning and return to the water in the evening, the businessman Celal Toraman built a bridge over the river. Breeders in Büyükkadağan and Fırat districts of Altınbaşak Town, which uses the bridge called 'Gül-Celal Toraman' and cost 1 million 150 thousand liras, said, “Every year, 15-20 cattle were drowned in raging water. Now we can easily pass our animals across. We are grateful to Celal Bey who built the bridge ”.
The residents of the Büyükkadağan and Fırat neighborhoods of Altınbaşak District of Üzümlü District, which is 20 kilometers away from the city center, got the bridge they wanted for years thanks to their brother-in-law, businessman Celal Toraman. Breeders in the town and neighborhood, where 130 households and 470 inhabitants live, said that they had to pass approximately 500 cattle through the raging waters of the Karasu River twice a day in order to bring them to the pasture 1.5 kilometers away. The fact that around 15-20 animals perish every year when crossing the river, the town's brother-in-law, the contractor living in Istanbul, got Celal Toraman in action. The benevolent businessman built a bridge of 1 meters in length and 150 meters in width by spending 90 million 6 thousand liras on the Karasu river. The bridge was named after him and his wife Gül.
'THIS YEAR SINGLE ANIMAL HAS NOT BEEN WATERED'
Ahmet Taşpolat, the head of Büyükkadağan Neighborhood, stated that for years the animals were going to the pasture at 06.00 and returning from the pasture at around 17.00, and said, “Thanks to our uncle, Celal Toraman, our bridge was completed in autumn 2013. Not a single animal has been caught in water this year. "They are now crossing the bridge safely," he said.
Shepherd Ahmet Ilter, along with the animals themselves as they pass through the water to the nose, they were relieved by the bridge, he said.
The bridge, which will be officially opened in June, can also be used in vehicles, and residents of the surrounding villages will also benefit.