The Euphrates railway bridge offers a visual feast of 2 thousand 30 meters: The 2 thousand 30 meters long Fırat Railway Bridge, located between Malatya's Battalgazi district and Elazig's Baskil district, offers a visual feast to those who travel by train at Karakaya Dam Lake.
Malatya Governor Vasip Şahin: “When it was built, it was one of the 3 longest railroad bridges in the world. I think we are at least in the top ten right now. It is an interesting railway bridge with this feature "
Located between Malatya's Battalgazi district and Elazig's Baskil district, the 2-meter-long Fırat Railway Bridge offers a visual feast at Karakaya Dam Lake for those traveling by train.
Vasip Malatya Governor Sahin, AA correspondent, not only for the Euphrates River Railway Bridge Malatya and Elazığ, said it was important for all of Turkey.
Stating that the bridge is at a very important point in terms of its location, Şahin said, “It is a route that not only unites Elazig and Malatya, but also the railway route from Istanbul and even Europe to the east. Therefore, it is an important route. The construction of the bridge started in 1981 and the bridge will be put into service in 1986, ”he said.
Drawing attention to the length of the bridge, Şahin said, “At the time of its construction, it was one of the 3 longest railroad bridges in the world. I think we are at least in the top ten right now. It is an interesting railway bridge with this feature, ”he said.
Sahin, Malatya, this bridge is both important for both the region and Turkey, stressing that both the Asian and European continents, "I have been here a necessity because the bridge has been brought in the reservoir. It is very important and very strategic, not only as I said, but also because it is on the route connecting east and west, Europe and Asia. At the same time, it is a bridge that has a visual value and maybe a touristic value in this sense ”.
- Euphrates Railway Bridge
The bridge over Karakaya Dam Lake between Fırat Train Station in Battalgazi district of Malatya and Kuşsarayi Train Station in Baskil district of Elazig attracts attention with its length.
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70 on the basis of 420 rock in centimeters diameter, 100 tons of weight in the other parts and 243 meter-wide floating steel service bridge, 11 thousand 327 tons of iron and 119 thousand 320 cubic meters of concrete used in the Euphrates Rail Bridge, a visual feast with the surrounding landscape.