Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, examined the works on the giant project 1915 Çanakkale Bridge on site. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who made important statements to the press about the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, said that when the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge is completed, it will go down in history as the first bridge designed and built over a 2 thousand meters middle span.
"It will go down in history as the first bridge designed and built over 2 thousand meters of middle span in the world"
1915 Çanakkale Bridge to Turkey kazanReminding that it is one of the largest projects ever launched, Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge has very important advantages among the transportation and infrastructure projects in the world.
Karaismailoğlu said, “I would like to underline that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will have the title of the longest mid-span suspension bridge in the world. On the other hand, it is one of the rare suspension bridges designed as twin decks in the world. When completed, it will go down in history as the first bridge in the world to be designed and built over a middle span of 2 meters. The 318-meter steel towers of our bridge are the culmination of the Çanakkale Naval Victory. kazanWhile marking the 18th of March 1915, when the Turkish Republic was founded, the 2023-meter middle span between the two steel towers will symbolize the 100th anniversary of our Republic. Considered together with the 318-meter tower height and 16-meter architectural cannonball figure, it will reach 334 meters above sea level and will be a suspension bridge with the highest towers in the world.
"Steel wires were used on the bridge to circle the earth four times"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who also emphasized the engineering infrastructure of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge in his speech, continued his statement as follows:
“The bridge uses steel wires that are 162 thousand kilometers long, that is enough to turn around the world four times. Our bridge, which was designed considering the high wind speeds in the region, has been tested against the most unfavorable wind effects that will occur both during the operation period and during the construction and successfully passed these tests. The tower foundations of our bridge were reinforced with steel piles and the immersed caisson type foundation positioned on the ground was chosen against major earthquakes.
“Production in European and Asian Anchor blocks was 99 percent. Suspension Rope and Deck Manufacturing continues in the related factories. Within the scope of installation works of 1915 Çanakkale Bridge Cat Road service platform; Installation of Catwalk laying and side railings has also ended. "
"With the opening of 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway, the Marmara Ring will be completed"
Reminding that 1915 Million TL was spent for the expropriation works of the 533 Çanakkale Bridge, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the company in charge made a work of 1,985 billion Euros. Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they are in the countdown for the 'dream of centuries', said:
“Now we are starting the Main Cable Assembly. We are continuing our work rapidly for our bridge to be put into service on March 18, 2022. With the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and the 101 kilometers long Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway coming into service, the Marmara Highway Integration will be fully achieved. In other words, the Marmara Ring that surrounds our Marmara region, which has become a point where the world's most important commercial corridors intersect, will be completed.
“The ferry crossing continuing through the Dardanelles was causing an unbearable ordeal for both passengers and the people of Çanakkale, especially during the summer months. Our bridge will eliminate all these difficulties and will radically change life in Çanakkale and its region. The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will reduce the passage time from the Dardanelles Strait to six minutes, which is a 30-minute ferry crossing but often hours with a waiting time. When the project is completed, the annual time saving amount will reach 465 million lira, and the fuel savings amount will reach 102 million lira. In short, we will save 567 million lira each year.
"Turkey will take the holistic development goals, create new commercial corridors"
1915 Bridge of Turkey holistic development goals that will lead to new trade corridors Minister Karaismailoğlu attention will create, 1915 Bridge and Malkara Canakkale highway project, especially the Aegean, western Anatolian, Adana from Konya axle and the western Mediterranean and Thrace Europe He noted that it will be an important alternative to Istanbul in freight and passenger transportation.
Karaismailoğlu said, “The export products of the Aegean, Mediterranean and Central Anatolia will reach European buyers in a few hours with uninterrupted transportation. The ports in the Marmara and Aegean regions will be connected effectively and quickly with the railway and air transportation systems, thanks to the road integration provided by the Köprü. In short, due to the location of the bridge, the Project will connect not only the two sides of the Bosphorus, but also millions of people in the region and the geographies connected to the region.