Where is the Varda Bridge? Varda Bridge Story

Where is the bridge there?
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Varda Bridge is a bridge called "Big Bridge" by the local people in the Hacıkırı (Kıralan) neighborhood of Karaisalı district of Adana province. It is known as the Hacıkırı Railway Bridge or as the German bridge since it was built by the Germans in 1912. Its distance to Adana is 64 km via Karaisalı by road. The distance to Adana Station by rail is 63 km.


This bridge was made by the Germans, with a steel cage stone knitting technique. 6. It is located within the boundaries of the region. 1912 was opened in the year. The purpose of the bridge is to complete the Istanbul-Baghdad-Hijaz Railway line.

Technical specifications

In the Kargir bridge type, 3 main openings are built on 4 main legs. Its length is 172 m. The middle foot height from the ground is 99 m. Bridge legs are steel support type and the outer covering is made by stone knitting technique. The beginning of the construction year is 1907 and the end date is 1912. There are maintenance stairs inside the four feet for bridge legs maintenance.

The railway on the bridge was arranged with a curve with a radius of 1220 m. The speed here is 85 mm compared to 47 km speed. During the 5-year construction period, 21 workers and a German engineer died for various reasons.


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