Kömürhan Bridge and Connection Tunnel, which has been implemented by Turkish engineers and workers using completely domestic and national resources, and will meet the transportation needs of Elazig and Malatya, will be opened tomorrow with the participation of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, entered 2021 with the highways teams working on Bolu Mountain, one of the important transit routes of the Anatolian Motorway. Karaismailoğlu, who visited the Bolu Mountain Maintenance and Operation Chief of the General Directorate of Highways in Cankurtaran, sohbet congratulated the new year of his staff. Karaismailoğlu, who also made an examination in the control room of the Bolu Mountain Tunnel, received information from the authorities about the road situation and the work for 2020.
"We Work Greatly With Our Friends Working At Every Point Of Our Country"
Stating that they welcomed the new year in Bolu on duty, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Our friends are on shifts, looking forward, keeping the roads open. There is no problem. We work hard with our friends working in every part of our country. We welcome this night and the first days of the new year with our friends on duty. They work with great determination and devotion, we are grateful to them. I hope we will eliminate these troubles and diseases in 2021. We hope it will be a more comfortable, peaceful, comfortable year in which we return to our old habits ”.
Projects Will Continue Increasingly in the New Year
Expressing that they will be together with projects that increase the quality of life of the citizens in 2021, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they will open the Kömürhan Bridge and tunnels between Malatya and Elazığ on Saturday, and they will realize the first opening of the new year. Pointing out that the projects will continue to increase in the new year, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Kömürhan Bridge is one of the most special and largest projects in the world in its own right. Indeed, it is a very valuable project both from an engineering and visual point of view. Many projects like this to our country kazanwe will go. We lined them all up. Let's finish one by one and give our citizens kazanwe are raising. We are planning new projects and new needs. Hopefully, 2021 will be a year where we do not have these diseases or epidemics, we will do big projects more comfortably," he said.
Kömürhan Bridge and Tunnels
Kömürhan Bridge Project includes the construction of the road with a double-tube tunnel with 4.820 vehicle passages and a bridge connection tunnel with 4 crossings with a total length of 4 m. The "Kömürhan Bridge Connection Tunnel and Road" Project, which is ranked 4th in the world ranking in terms of its middle span in the single-pylon category and will become a crossing point for 16 provinces of Eastern Anatolia when its construction is completed, has an important place in logistics. With the completion of this "special technological bridge" class, the route between Malatya and Elazığ will be shortened significantly.
- Project Location: Malatya-Elazığ / TURKEY
- Employer: TR General Directorate of Highways (KGM)
- Total Road Length: 5,2 km, Width = 23 m
- Excavation: 1.175.000 m³
- Tunnel Excavation: 440.000 m³
- Filling: 500.000 m³
- Plant Mix Subbase: 50.189 tons
- Base Layer: 65.486 tons
- Bituminous Coating: 3.795 tons
- Binder Layer: 3.795 tons
- Wearing Layer: 111.857 m²
- Concrete: 160.000 m³
- Bridge: 660 m, Width 23,86 m
- Tunnel (NATM): 2 x 2.400 = 4.800 m, Diameter = 5,30 m