1915 `Biodiversity` Sensitivity in Çanakkale Bridge Construction

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some roads will be closed to the vehicle traffic today 1

Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan stated that they paid special attention to biodiversity in the construction of the 20 Çanakkale Bridge, in which the construction was achieved by 1915 percent. moved." said.

Minister Turhan, 1915 evaluated the construction of the Çanakkale Bridge.

Within the scope of the 324 km Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway Project, starting from the south of the Malkara district of Tekirdağ to the Çanakkale-Gelibolu Peninsula and crossing the Dardanelles between Sütlüce and Şekerkaya, reaching the Lapseki district, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale. Pointing out that the Motorway Project is taking place, Turhan said that a total of 88 kilometers of highway section, including 13 kilometers of roads and 101 kilometers of connection roads, and the highway bridge that will cross the Dardanelles are built using the build-operate-transfer method.

Turhan reminded that Çanakkale Motorway and Bridge Construction Investment and Management Inc., which was created by Limak-Yapı Merkezi-Daelim and SK for 16 years, 2 months and 12 days as a result of the tender, was commissioned last year.

Stating that the foundation of the said construction was laid by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 18, 2017, Turhan stated that the bridge will connect the western part of the Aegean, Western Mediterranean and Central Anatolia to Thrace and Europe, including Adana-Konya axis. .

Turhan will be the world's largest span suspension bridge with 2023 meter main opening. 1915 emphasized that progress in the construction of the Çanakkale Bridge has reached 20 level, and that 3 bin 200 personnel are working in the project.

With the project, the acceleration of social and economic progress in Thrace and Western Anatolia Region, where institutions related to the important service, industry and tourism sectors of the country are concentrated. kazanNoting that the project will continue, Turhan stated that in addition to the local environmental impact assessment (EIA) study, an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) at international standards was carried out.

Turhan stated that the specified environmental and social measures were applied meticulously during the construction process, “Researches on sea creatures within the scope of the ESIA showed that piling works on the bridge tower foundations may negatively affect some species of dolphins migrating by using the Dardanelles Strait, and some measures were implemented regarding this issue. . " he spoke.

Dolphin transitions were expected, mussels moved

Turhan stated that the excavation and pile works were completed on the sea floor and that the experts of the 3 sea mammal, 7 day, took 24 hours.

Turhan stated that the observers performed a preview before the pile operations and warned the construction group to stop the pile operation if the dolphins approached more than 500 meters during the pile.

Turhan pointed out that the detection of the passing dolphins was carried out by the sound listening method and said that the bridge works were stopped 5 times because of the dolphin transitions, and the dolphin transitions were expected to be longer than 2 hours in total.

Turhan stated that the mussel species called "Pinna Nobilis", which is a protected species, may be affected by the bridge's marine structures, and that a study was carried out with Çanakkale 18 Mart University to solve the problem.

In this study, Turhan stated that over a thousand Pinna Nobilis-like mussels with a length of 45 centimeters were transported to safe areas. said.

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