Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will take the first place in the world in terms of engineering works. Turkey's most important projects in 1915 the Dardanelles Bridge, Turhan from the Minister in order to make studies of the sites, the authorities received information.
Later in statements to reporters Turhan, Turkey-Iran border due to the earthquake in Van, have mercy upon those who lost their lives and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Canakkale, Turkey to the west of voicing Turhan was an important city, recalled that 100 years ago gave a great fight for the independence of the Turkish nation in this region.
Turhan, the freedom of the Turkish nation in these lands kazanEmphasizing that he has a strong position, he said, “We had fought a great struggle here as a nation against all the powerful states of the world, and we actually laid the foundations of our newly established country here. Today, we are building the world's largest span suspension bridge to add a new page to our nation's history that will be written in gold letters. When this bridge is put into service, it will rank first in the world in terms of engineering works. Hopefully, we plan and aim to put this bridge into service and open it to traffic in March 2022.” he said.
Length of Cables to be Used in the Bridge 162 Thousand Kilometers
Stating that they saw that the work program was carried out in the desired way in their examination at the construction site, Minister Turhan emphasized that they will complete the remaining parts of the construction and put the bridge into service within two years.
“We are building this project with the build-operate-transfer method. The project costs 2,5 billion euros. So far, we have done 1 billion 250 million euros. In other words, the percentage of the realization of the work is 50 percent. Hopefully, we plan to complete the remaining sections in the next two years and put them into service. Our distance between the two towers is 2023 meters. We are building this project with a span of 100 meters, dedicated to the 2023th anniversary of our republic. The distance between the approach viaducts and the points where the cables will be anchored is 4 meters. In other words, our total bridge length with the approach viaducts is 100 thousand 4 meters with additional distances outside the towers. The deck width was designed as 100 meters. The feet are 45 meters above sea level. The weight of the steel used in the deck is 318 thousand tons. The weight of the cables to be used in the construction of this bridge is 49 thousand 33 tons. Again, the length of the cables is 268 thousand kilometers. We will use 162 thousand tons of construction steel in the construction of this bridge. The amount of concrete we will use in approach viaducts including anchorage concretes is 114 thousand tons. ”
“The Passage of Çanakkale Strait will be reduced to 6 minutes”
Expressing information about the purpose of the bridge, Minister Turhan continued his speech as follows:
“The Aegean Region, Marmara Region is one of the regions where our country's important export materials such as agriculture, tourism and industry are produced in sectoral terms. We also export a significant part of our exports to European countries, North Asian countries, African countries in the Mediterranean basin and South Asian countries. We do it to Central and South American countries. Çanakkale will now act as a bridge in our exports with the opening of this bridge. It will be an important transportation axis. No more time will be spent waiting for the car ferries operating in the Dardanelles Strait. The passage of the Dardanelles, which takes at least 1,5 hours and 5 hours in heavy traffic, will now be reduced to 6 minutes. This is an important time saver, as well as a very important one for those who transport and export these goods. kazanI will be. In addition, the traffic coming from Europe by land and in the part of the Northern Marmara Region, the western side of Istanbul, the settlements on the Thrace side, that is, where important settlements and production centers such as Küçükçekmece, Başakşehir, Avcılar, Beylikdüzü, Esenyurt, Çatalca, Silivri are located, are transferred to the Aegean Region. In their transportation to the Southern Marmara Region, they will be able to find transportation opportunities in a shorter distance and in a shorter time by using this bridge without entering the city of Istanbul.”
Turhan stated that they have completed 50 percent of the bridge in general, and said, “We have reached the 318th meter of 171 meters in height, which is the main building elements of this bridge. Hopefully we will complete our tower productions like June, and we will start cable knitting on the bridge at the end of this summer, and we will reveal the silhouette of our bridge. Good luck to all of us. " used expressions.