TCDD Railway Revolving Bridges

tcdd railway doner breakers
tcdd railway doner breakers

The revolving bridge used to change the direction of the trains at Konya Station was built in 1935. The rotating bridge, which is still actively used, is used to change the direction of locomotives and to park in a circular closed storage area.


the largest station in Turkey, a large part of the railroad depot serves decades gantry cranes. The first ones that come to mind are Haydarpaşa, which has been active since 1932, Eskişehir serving as 1926 and Adana's rotary bridges in 1836. In addition to these there are still around 26 gantry showing Turkey's activity. The 7 rotary bridge remains idle, out of service today. These structures, which are quite aesthetic and interesting, have been proposed to be turned into railway museums and incentives have been made for this purpose.

Turkey has a different story to each revolving around the bridge. For example, Turkey's first revolving bridge was opened in the year 1886 in Usak. This bridge has been renewed continuously with the modernization works carried out despite the 200 year since the break and still serves today. The story of the rotating bridge in Kargamış, Gaziantep, is completely different. 1922, which started its service in XNUMX and is no longer active today, has been brought from Aleppo after a long journey to Kargamış.

It takes a modernization of the gantry rotates every year in Turkey and the new gantry cranes in the world while bridges is increasing rapidly. Today, in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the rotating bridges come to the aid of the railroads and the numbers are increasing day by day. These aesthetic but secluded vehicles of railways make our lives easier by performing their functions today.



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  1. The image of the rolling bridge (platorna) belonging to the railway vehicles in the video was taken in Samsun (Gelemen) Logistics Center and belongs to Samsun Warehouse Directorate.

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