The longest railway viaduct of the southeast opens in 2017: TCDD is building a new 430 meters long railway viaduct on the Batman Stream, as the Zilek Bridge in Diyarbakır will remain under the Ilısu Dam Lake Project coordinator Arslan: “The viaduct will be completed in the first half of 2017. "
The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) on the Batman River 430 thousand meters in length making railway viaducts.
The historical Zilek Railway Bridge, which passes near Sinan village in Bismil District of Diyarbakır and connects Batman and Diyarbakır, will be flooded if the Ilısu Dam is completed. For this purpose, DDY is constructing the longest railway viaduct in the region with a length of 430 meters on the Batman Stream in the same region.
The construction of the viaduct, which was started last year and consists of 45 footsteps, is planned to be opened in the first half of 2017.
Üçkan Arslan, the project coordinator of the firm that undertakes the construction of the viaduct, said that the Zilek Bridge, which has been in Sinan village for 72 years, will be inundated with the completion of the Ilısu Dam.
For this reason, a new railway viaduct on which the railroad will take place in the construction of 2015 voicing Arslan, said:
“Our project includes a 6 thousand 628 meters long railway. One thousand 430 meters of this will be passed by a viaduct. The previous historical bridge had 10 legs, while the viaduct we built consists of 44 feet. 80 percent of the viaduct is completed. It will be put into service in the first half of 2017. "
TCDD Batman Chief Tevfik Duymuş stated that 12 people worked in the construction of the 100-meter-high viaduct and said, “A new railway viaduct of one thousand 430 meters is being constructed. With this length, it will be the biggest railway viaduct of the Southeast. " said.