Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan stated that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will connect the two sides of the Çanakkale Strait, which is twice the length of the Bosphorus, “When the bridge is completed, the most important service, industry and tourism center of our country and Thrace, our favorite Western Anatolian Region. The economic and social life in Turkey will become much more attractive. ” said.
Minister Turhan said that during the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge Tower Caisson Floating Ceremony, which he attended with the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Binali Yıldırım, the sinking process was one of the most troublesome stages in bridge construction.
Stating that Çanakkale is not just a city or a strait, it is of great historical importance. Turhan continued:
“The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which we will realize with a public-private cooperation model, is one of the largest projects in our country with an investment amount of approximately 3 billion 100 million Euros. This giant work will connect the two sides of the Dardanelles, which is twice the length of the Bosphorus. When the bridge is completed, the economic and social life in the Western Anatolian Region, which is the most important service, industry and tourism center of our country and Thrace, will become more attractive. In addition, European Union countries and especially Bulgaria and Greece-based freight movements will quickly reach the Aegean, Western Anatolia and Western Mediterranean. ”
Pointing out that the one-hour journey by ferry will be reduced to 4 minutes with this bridge, Turhan said, “In this way, we will also ensure that Gebze-İzmir and Edirne-Kınalı-İstanbul-Ankara Motorway, İzmir-Aydın and Marmara and Aegean Regions are integrated. . " used the expression.
Turhan said that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will integrate the port, railway, air transportation systems and road transport network in the Marmara and Aegean regions where the vital part of the country's economy and a significant part of the population live.
Expressing that the economy will rise in the region thanks to the bridge and distances will be close for industrial enterprises, Turhan said, “Again with this project, traffic on the existing Edirne-Istanbul-Ankara Highway will be relieved. With the connection of the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Balıkesir Highway to Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway, the tourism mobility in our cities such as İzmir, Aydın and Antalya will also peak. ” said.
“Our work is progressing very fast”
Turhan stated that with the launch of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, a completely different phase in vehicle operating costs and travel times will be noted:
“As you know, the bridge was planned as the end date of 2023, our work is progressing very fast. I believe that we will open the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge to service on March 2022, 18, which means a lot to our nation. Of course, the technological importance of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will be better understood over time.
On the other hand, the bridge deserves praise for its engineering potential to be demonstrated by finger as much as it has. Once completed, it will be the longest middle span suspension bridge in the world, with a middle span of 2023 meters. Its total length will reach 4 thousand 608 meters with side openings and viaducts. Its height will be approximately 3 meters, representing the 18th of the 318rd month. With these features, Köprü is one of the few projects in the world. ”
After the speeches, Yıldırım and Turhan floated the tower caisson foundations of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge to the sea by pressing the button.