Kömürhan Bridge and Kömürhan Tunnels on D-300 State Road, which connects Elazig and Malatya provinces, were put into service on Saturday, January 2, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a video conference. At the ceremony; Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, bureaucrats and representatives of the contractor firm were present.
Kömürhan Bridge is the 4th Largest Project of the World
Speaking at the ceremony, President Erdoğan stated that the project, whose construction cost is 720 million TL, is one of the most important points of the east-west and north-south transportation axis of our country, beyond connecting Elazig and Malatya. Stating that this work, built with 100 percent domestic and national resources, from its design to its construction, will be one of the symbols of our country's power and capabilities in the field of engineering, the President emphasized that Kömürhan Bridge is the 4th largest project in the world in its group.
The Euphrates of the investments and works built; Emphasizing that he has made it a symbol of reunion, joy, affection and prosperity and will continue to bring it, Erdogan said, "This bridge we built on the Euphrates River will shorten the road around our Karakaya Dam, saving only 9,3 million liras per year and 4,7 million from fuel." was found.
Until today, 8,8 billion TL has been invested in Malatya and 6 billion TL in Elazig; Stating that the face of the region has changed in every area from the divided road to the railway and the airway, our President reminded that they increased the length of the divided road in Malatya to 12 kilometers with an increase of 443 times and the length of the divided road of Elazig to 11 kilometers with an increase of 357 times.
The Length of Kömürhan Bridge is 660 Meters.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, said that all measures were taken against the epidemic, and that work continues at 3 construction sites across the country and that approximately 200 people benefit from job opportunities within the ministry.
Stating that Kömürhan Bridge and Kömürhan Tunnels, which were opened, are only one of the works built with determination in every corner of the country, our Minister said that within the project with a total length of 5 thousand 155 meters; He stated that the 660-meter Kömürhan Bridge, the 2 meter long double-tube Kömürhan Tunnel and the 400 meter double bridge.
Minister Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows: “Our Kömürhan Bridge was designed as a 2 × 2 lane, inverted Y-type tower, and was built as a 168,5 meter single pylon. The 7 thousand tons of steel used on the bridge is equal to the amount of steel used in the Eiffel Tower. Our bridge, whose middle span consists of 25 steel segments, was planned as a stretched inclined hanger and 42 cables were manufactured. The steel cable length is 853 kilometers and the steel wire length is 6 thousand kilometers. "
Karaismailoğlu is also equipped with smart transportation systems in the bridge and tunnel; from imaging systems to sensors and variable message systems; He stated that the electrical and electromechanical equipment, from communication systems to fire, scada and other control systems, are fully realized with domestic and national engineering facilities.
Kömürhan Bridge Will Integrate 16 Provinces
Kömürhan Bridge, Connection Tunnel and Road will integrate 16 provinces, especially Elazığ and Malatya cities, and will make significant contributions to the production, trade, tourism and culture of the region.
The project will provide our citizens with comfortable and safe driving on the route, as well as meeting the transportation need that arises due to the day-to-day development of Elazig and Malatya, which are located at an important point on the East-West, South-North axis.