Preparations for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which is scheduled to open on March 18, have been completed, but the opening of the bridge will bring the two continents closer together.
Construction of the Canakkale Bridge in 1915, one of Turkey’s largest projects in the last 20 years, has been completed.
The bridge, where the opening countdown begins, connects the two continents.
Years of ferry travel will be a short six-minute journey once the bridge opens.
The bridge will open on March 18 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
€ 2 billion Investment of € 545 million
With an investment of € 2,045 million, the project was brought to society without spending money from the state’s financial resources.
Completed 1.5 years earlier than planned, the project worked day and night with approximately 5,100 people and 740 construction machines.
The 1915 Canakkale Bridge saves € 382 million in time, € 31 million in fuel consumption, and € 1 million in reducing carbon emissions equivalent to 32,234 trees.
Therefore, the total savings amount to € 415 million annually. The start of the project 1.5 years ago has contributed € 628 million to the economy.
Positive impact on gross national income
1915 Canakkale Bridge and Marcara-Canakkale The impact on the gross domestic product of the highway was calculated to be € 2,042 million and the impact on production was € 5,5362 million.
In addition to its savings and opportunities, the project provides 118,000 jobs annually.
Bridge, 89 km highway, 12 km connecting road, total length 101 km Kınalı-Tekirdağ-CanakkaleThis is within the battle of the highway project.
Will be full of icons
The 1915 Canakkale Bridge spans 3,563 meters, a middle span of 2,23 meters and a side span of 770 meters, symbolizing the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
The bridge, which has the title of “the world’s largest midspan suspension bridge,” is a 365-meter and 680-meter viaduct with a total length of 4,608 meters.
318-meter tower of the bridge, Canakkale Marks March 18, 1915, when the Navy’s victory was won.
It will be the first in the world to have that feature
The bridge between the two towers is one of the rare suspension bridges in the world designed as a twin deck.
It will go down in history as the first bridge designed and built as a twin deck in the middle span of 2,000 meters in the world.
It is decorated with cannonball numbers
With a tower height of 318 meters and a bullet height of 16 meters for construction, the bridge will reach 334 meters above sea level, making it the tallest suspension bridge in the world.
At the same time, Marcara-Canakkale Highway routes will also be shortened by 40 kilometers.
Bridge safety and traffic flow
Transport Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, who had previously notified the safety of the bridge, which will be open to the public on March 18, said security is provided with the help of artificial intelligence.
The display of warning messages for bridges equipped with the latest technology is automatically done by the traffic management system supported by artificial intelligence.
All subsystems on the Canakkale Bridge in 1915 were integrated into all subsystems using the armored fiber optic cable data network that was first used in the project.
AI technology is used
System architecture design first applied to the project “Traffic and weather risk analysis” Made using this technology, traffic safety is maximized.
Wind strength measurements are made through four different meteorological stations on the bridge. When data about dangerous wind speed increases or weather changes that can cause hidden freezing is detected, artificial intelligence-supported traffic management systems are used to speed up warning messages to slowing drivers. It is automatically displayed on the variable message sign screen of the road.
Fire scenarios are also evaluated
If a bridge is likely to catch a fire and all safety-related scenarios are evaluated, the data received from the fire sensor will be used to automatically inform you that the bridge will be closed within 1 second. Will be reflected. A variable message screen at a highway intersection with a traffic management system supported by artificial intelligence.
24/7 continuous dispatch and management
We will install 98 thermal event detection cameras on the bridge, 39 high-resolution motion cameras on the bridge tower, and 62 accident detection cameras in the junction area of the highway to manage traffic 24 hours a day. , Open all year round.
The data collected from all subsystems is stored and operated in the main control center established at the TIER 3 level. The main control center determines the level of uninterrupted global data center standards.
Prepared to start automatically in the event of a natural disaster and designed at the TIER 3 level, the Disaster Recovery Center was located on the Asian continent.
Attention to environmental protection
When constructing the bridge, the environment was emphasized and the water storage system was also used.
The LED highway lighting system, the first in Turkey and used in a limited number of projects around the world, saves 3,5529,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually compared to standard sodium-based lighting systems. A large amount of carbon dioxide emissions are prevented.
A data communication network that is fully integrated with the technological system infrastructure established within this framework has created a business organization with the big data processing capabilities supported by artificial intelligence.
All highway management and management is done from Lapseki’s main control center.
The second control center available in the event of a disaster was at the Asia Maintenance Operations Center.
A bullet came from Bursa
The figures of the four shells (75 tons each) installed in the tower of the Canakkale Bridge in 1915, which has the title of the world’s largest middle span, were sent by ship from Bursa.
After completing the production of permanent steel for the Canakkale Bridge project in 1915, the company also produced tower-top cannonball figures, produced the final permanent steel for the project, and delivered it to the construction site.
Construction of a 75-ton, 20.5-meter-high monumental structure at the top of all four towers, symbolizing the shell carried by one of the heroes of the Canakkale War, Sate Ombash, was built in October last year. started.