The construction of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge was started de facto: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said, “As the ministry, we are living historical times for us, our country, Çanakkale and Lapseki. Because of our promise, the construction of 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which is important for Çanakkale, the land of martyrs for this region, has actually started. " said.
Arslan, after his visits in Çanakkale, made an examination in the area in Şekerkaya area of Lapseki district on the Anatolian side where the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will be built.
Arslan stated that with the bridge in question, the inner regions of the Marmara and Aegean regions and Anatolia will have a more comfortable transportation to each other and that they have actually started their work.
Arslan pointed out that construction machinery began excavation in the region, said:
“As the Ministry, we are living truly historical days for us, our country, Çanakkale and Lapseki. Because of our promise, the construction of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which is important for Çanakkale, the land of martyrs for this region, has actually begun. You also see in the field, construction machines are working. We are here especially where the piers of the bridge that will connect the Anatolian side to Thrace come from. I hope that on March 18, we will officially establish the foundation of this bridge with the participation of our President, our Prime Minister and our esteemed guests. This pride is really enough for all of us. "
Pointing out that the bridge has a very important position as it connects Thrace to Anatolia, especially to the Çanakkale region, Arslan continued as follows:
“The bridge, which is the largest foot span in the world, will be 2023 meters. If you consider the approach viaducts, we are talking about a length of over 5 thousand meters. There will be a very special bridge in a place that receives wind in an earthquake zone. The difference from other bridges will be like two separate bridges and will be connected by cross beams like two bridges side by side. However, the bridge will not only make life easier for our people in this region. It will not facilitate crossings. The historical peninsula will make an additional contribution to the tourism of this region where Gelibolu and Çanakkale are located. It will make it much easier for our people to come and visit the place where these historical values are located. "
Arslan noted that the bridge would make the markets much easier to reach and noted:
“We will have built the bridge along the 101-kilometer highway in the direction of Malkara. It will connect with our divided roads from Malkara to Europe and Istanbul. At the point where we are, our divided roads from Lapseki to Çanakkale, Bursa and Balıkesir-İzmir will complement each other. This project will enable cargo movement not only to Çanakkale, but also to reach the Aegean and Western Mediterranean via Çanakkale. We will ensure that both freight movement and travels in exports to all these regions go to Europe, Istanbul, over Çanakkale without interruption. Our happiness, our pride, we see a world-class project as the work has actually started in its field today, examine it on site and hopefully experience an environment where we will walk confidently to the future. "