Devegeçidi Bridge was put into service in Diyarbakır on Saturday, January 9 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's video conference. Speaking at the ceremony, which was attended by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, and representatives of bureaucrats and contractors, President Erdoğan wished Diyarbakır Devegeçidi Bridge and its connection roads to be beneficial to our cities, our region and our country.
Significant investments in all areas with critical transportation projects that President Erdogan underlined that they conclude, "This project is developing with Turkey's continuous development infrastructure, we are building on the ground to reach their goals our country." said.
Stating that the transportation between all cities in the region, especially Diyarbakır and Elazığ, will become easier, more comfortable and fast thanks to the bridge and connection roads, President Erdoğan said, "Especially with the project that makes the traffic in Eğil Junction uninterrupted and safe, significant savings will be made in time and fuel." he spoke.
Stating that the project is a step that will turn into a great gain in the region in terms of holistic development, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “We increased the length of Diyarbakır's divided highway from 10 kilometers to 44 kilometers by increasing it 448 times. With 10 highway projects continuing throughout the city, we will have built more than 214 kilometers. " He spoke in the form.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who said, "We are completing and implementing projects that will eliminate the differences in terms of development between the east and west of our country, the city and the village," said Minister Karaismailoğlu, and by supporting the industrial, agricultural, touristic and cultural development of the stage reached in human, freight and data transportation, He stated that he will carry.
After the speeches, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu and other protocol members cut the opening ribbon and opened the bridge into service.
Diyarbakır Devegeçidi Bridge and Connection Roads Project; It was built within the scope of high-standard crossing of Devegeçidi Valley, located on the Diyarbakır-Ergani Road, which connects Diyarbakır to Elazig. The length of the 1.142 m (2 × 571 m) bridge in the bituminous hot mixture coated split road standard reaches 3 thousand m together with the connection roads.
With the project, which was built by preserving the existing bridges, Devegeçidi Valley was crossed with a bridge crossing system, and the Eğil city road junction was established safely through the junction arms.
With the project aiming to provide safe and comfortable transportation on the Ergani-Elazığ Road, Diyarbakır's gate opening to the north; The high slopes in the valley were improved and the geometric standard of the road was increased.
Within the main business lines of the project; Nearly 2 million m toprak of earthworks, 35 thousand m³ of concrete, 6 thousand tons of reinforced concrete, 793 tons of prestressing steel, 85 thousand tons of Plant Mix Base and Sub-base, 55 thousand tons of Bituminous Hot Mix were manufactured.