The final preparations for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be held on March 18th at Martyrs’ Day and a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of the Canakkale Navy’s victorious activities, have been completed.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport Infrastructure, said: A shell commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Republic. ” He said.
Sharing attention from President Erdogan
President Erdogan shared a video on his Twitter account that included an introduction to the Canakkale Bridge in 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan added the note “Canakkale’s Victory Badge, Stamp of Turkish History …” to the video he shared.
Features of the bridge
The 1915 Canakkale Bridge is the world’s first candidate for its excellent design. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republic’s founding, the bridge with a span of 2023 meters was awarded the title of “the longest span suspension bridge in the world”.
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At the top of the 1915 red and white Canakkale Bridge tower, which symbolizes the 18th of the third month of the Canakkale Navy’s victory, a 318-meter-high Canakkale shell is depicted. During the Canakkale War, the Corporal fired at the barrel. The total length of the bridge is 3,563 meters, the span is 770 meters each, the total length of intersection is 4,608 meters, and there are viaducts of 365 meters and 680 meters. The three-lane bridge is 45.06 meters wide. On both sides of the bridge deck are promenades used for maintenance and repair purposes.
Within the 1915 Chanakhale Bridge and Highway Project, designated as the “Project of the Century,” one suspension bridge, two approach viaducts, four reinforced concrete viaducts, six viaducts, 38 viaducts, and five bridges. , 43 viaducts, 115 calverts of various sizes, 12 crossroads (including national highway crossings), 4 highway service facilities, 2 maintenance operation centers and 6 toll collection stations have been constructed. The Daldanerez Strait is crossed by the Canakkale Bridge in 1915 in about 6 minutes.
Turkey’s longest suspension bridge
The 1915 Canakkale Bridge, known as the “Symbol Bridge” for its characteristics, is the “world’s longest intermediate span suspension bridge” with an intermediate span of 2023 meters.
1915 Canakkale Bridge-4,608M
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge-2.164 M
Fati Sultan Mehmet Bridge-1,510M
July 15 Martyrs Bridge-1,560M
138 year dream
According to Ottoman archives, the bridge to Canakkale was first designed by Sultan Abdulaziz II 138 years ago. The project was shelved before it was implemented due to internal and external turmoil. Sultan II. Despite the harsh conditions of the time, Abdul Hamid signed an unimaginable project throughout his life.
One of them was the bridge built in the narrowest part of the Strait of Dardaneres. According to a study conducted by archivist Kasım Fast, engineer Joseph Isella conducted a field survey on February 22, 1879. He passed it on to Abdulaziz Han. A 1,500-meter-long metal railway bridge, built in the narrowest part of the Dardaneres Strait, connects Istanbul and Izmir. Thanks to the 437-kilometer railroad, the 37-hour sea journey between Izmir and Istanbul has been reduced to 19 hours. According to other documents from the Ottoman archives, the prosperity, production, transportation, and marketing potential of the region will increase with the realization of the bridge. The cost of the bridge was estimated to be 173,940 bags in the state. If this route is established, it is expected to cover the costs incurred within a few years, income of less than 300 wallets and the costs within a few years.