Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan stated that when the Çanakkale Bridge of 1915 is completed, it will provide great momentum in the region in terms of economy, and it will reduce the travel time from Çanakkale Strait, which takes 30 minutes by ferry, but takes 1 hour with waiting time. said.
In his speech at the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge - Lapseki Immersion Ceremony, Minister Turhan said that he is delighted to be in the ceremony of immersing the Asian Side caisson of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the longest span in the world.
Turhan stated that their only goal is to “raise the nation above the level of modern civilization in order not to drop the crescent on the ground” and emphasized that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge is one of the most important steps taken on this road.
Pointing out that the strategic importance of the bridge is very large, Turhan stated that the two sides of Çanakkale Strait, which is twice the length of the Bosphorus, will be combined.
Turhan stated that once the bridge is completed, the country will provide great momentum in economic terms in Thrace and Western Anatolian Region, where important service, industry and tourism companies are located. “In addition, the cargo movements coming from the European Union countries and especially Bulgaria and Greece are rapidly It will make it descend to the western Mediterranean. The travel time from Çanakkale Strait, which takes 30 minutes by ferry, but takes 1 hour with waiting time, will also decrease up to 4 minutes. ” he spoke.
“Istanbul will be an important alternative even from the Bosphorus crossing”
Population and economy in terms of Turkey's largest city of Istanbul, the country's attachment to the highway to the agricultural and industrial region Istanbul and will increase the value of the Connected provinces, Turhan about important socio-economic contribution will enable the project, when the tender is completed and planned evaluation with other highways, especially in the Aegean He noted that even the Istanbul Bosphorus Crossing would be an important alternative in cargo and passenger transportation between the west of Central Anatolia, Adana-Konya axis and Western Mediterranean regions and Thrace / Europe.
Turhan stated that the connection of the highway to Gebze-İzmir Highway around Balıkesir will shorten the distance between the European countries and tourism centers such as İzmir, Aydın and Antalya, and emphasized the importance of this in achieving 2023 targets especially in terms of foreign trade and tourism.
Turhan emphasized that the integration of the ports in the Marmara and Aegean regions with railway and air transportation systems and highway transportation projects will be provided by the Çanakkale Bridge.
“As an engineer, I would like to point out that this bridge has a strategic importance as well as engineering importance. It will be the longest middle span suspension bridge in the world with its exactly 2-meter middle span. Its total length reaches 23 thousand 4 meters with its side openings and viaducts. Its height will be approximately 608 meters, representing the 3th of the 18rd month. With these features, it is one of the few projects in the world. In addition, it will be one of the highest engineering and aesthetic design examples in the world. ”
“Asian Tower Caisson foundation weighs 54 thousand 800 tons”
Minister Turhan, 203 165 pile piles of 2,5 meters, 368 meters of 51 meters in the northern tower and 186 meters in the south tower, 54 pile 800 in the northern tower, XNUMX thousand XNUMX tons of the European Tower Caissons XNUMX reported that it weighs tons.
Reminding that the target was to put the bridge into service in March 2023 when the tender of the project was held, Turhan said, “However, it is important for us that this project is completed earlier in terms of achieving the goals we set for our country. At this point, the contractor firm works quickly, aware of the importance of this project. ” used expressions.
“We will complete the giant project on March 18, 2022”
Reminding that they sunk the European Tower Caisson foundation at the beginning of this month, Turhan said, “We are now sinking the Asian Tower Caisson foundation by floating it in your presence. In the near future, we will also start to see the feet of the bridge rise. By completing this giant project on March 2022, 18, it will both build the world's widest middle span bridge to Turkey. kazanWe will continue to work and we will reshape the silhouette of Çanakkale.” made its assessment.
Turhan, 1915 Bridge of Turkey's bright future, he said that the nature of the evidence.
To invest in the nation's government to bring services Turkey to contemporary Turhan attracted no obstacle recognition that attention to move on in the civilization level, "Turkey is the biggest indicator that the leading countries of the region." he spoke.
Minister Turhan later started the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge - Lapseki Caisson immersion.