Hasankeyf-2 Bridge, which will provide transportation to Hasankeyf that has moved to its new location and will also be a solution to the problem of the Hasankeyf variant dam and pond crossing on the Batman-Midyat Road, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Director of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, MPs, It was put into service with the participation of representatives of public institutions and contractor companies.
Connecting to the ceremony via video conference, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the Hasankeyf-2 Bridge on the Batman-Hasankeyf-Gercüş-Midyat Road is among the longest bridges in our country with a length of 1.001 meters. Stating that the total investment amount of the bridge built in the divided road standard has reached 439 million lira, President Erdoğab stated that the bridge will provide transportation to the new center of Hasankeyf.
President Erdoğan emphasized that this giant work rising on the Tigris River will create a multiplier effect on the trade in the region by providing the connection between Batman Mardin and Habur Border Gate.
Stating that they have taken steps towards eliminating the development differences between cities in the last 19 years and that they have used 932 billion liras in transportation investments, President Erdoğan said, “We have managed to fit many times more than the investments made in the history of our Republic in the last 19 years. Especially in the field of transportation, we broke the records of our Republic history. Our country's potential and power; We sincerely believed that our nation could overcome anything with its faith and determination. " used the expressions.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, stated that they embroidered the Hasankeyf Bridge like a golden ring and said, “With our bridge, the connection between Batman, Mardin and Habur Border Gate will be provided securely. Hasankeyf Bridge will enable our local people to travel in a more economical and economical way. " he spoke.
Stating that each project is evaluated in terms of environmental consequences as well as savings, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that with the Hasankeyf Bridge, a total of 20 million lira savings will be achieved annually, 9 million lira from time and 29 million lira from fuel, 3 thousand 895 tons less emission to the atmosphere thanks to the shortened distances. shared their information.
Reminding that the total cost of the highway projects currently under construction in Batman is 1 billion 914 million Turkish lira, Minister Karaismailoğlu has continued their holistic development journey with enormous effort, without any geographical exceptions. He said that they increased it more than one floor to 2003 kilometers.
Stating that the project was carried out entirely with the knowledge, experience and hard work of Turkish engineers and workers, our Minister added that the share of domestic and national technologies, resources and knowledge in transportation and communication projects is increasing day by day.
After the speeches, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, deputies, representatives of public institutions and contractors cut the opening ribbon and opened the bridge into service.
The Hasankeyf-2 Bridge, located at the Ilısu Dam Pond crossing, was built with a hybrid design. The bridge has a maximum pillar height of 90 m, a maximum span of 168 m, and 681 meters of balanced cantilevers and 320 meters of prefabricated beams.
Within the scope of the main business items of the project; 221 thousand m of earthworks, 129 thousand m³ of concrete, 35 thousand 500 tons of reinforced concrete, 1.867 tons of prestressing-post-tension steel, 12 thousand m of piles, 128 beams, 2 thousand 252 tons of bituminous hot mix were manufactured.
With the bridge; The transportation that was interrupted in the region was restored in a more comfortable way. The transportation standard on the route extending from Batman to Mardin and Habur Border Gate has been increased, contributing to the socio-economic development of the region.