The historic day is today! 1915 Canakkale Bridge opens

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The 1915 Canakkale Bridge is the tallest bridge in the world with the longest distance between the two legs and the tallest tower in the world, opening today at 16:00. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opens the bridge and celebrates the 107th anniversary of the victory of Canakkale. Tolls for bridges, which cost € 3.1 billion, will also be announced today.

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The 1915 Canakkale Bridge, whose foundation was laid on March 18, 2017, has begun to open today. President Tayyip Erdogan will open the bridge where the first vehicle crossing will take place on the 107th anniversary of the victory in Canakkale.

Providing information prior to the opening, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karais Myroul said: We are very excited. The world’s widest span and tallest steel abutment bridge will be in service. The preparatory stage took 10 years and was completed in a very short time of 4 years at 16:00. Our bridge is a symbolic bridge. The 318-meter-high steel feet symbolize the 18th of the third month. The middle span of 2023 meters symbolizes the 100th anniversary of our republic. Seyit Onbaşı’s iconic 16-meter shell raises the tower to 334 meters in height.

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Fall in 6 minutes

Minister Karais Myroul said the distance on both sides of the Bosphorus would be reduced to 6 minutes after the bridge opened, saying: .. After the bridge opens, the 100-kilometer Marcara-Canakkale Expressway and bridge will make a big difference in Canakkale, the Marmara region, the Aegean region, and especially in the western part of our country.

Great developments are expected in the region for employment, production, industry, technology, tourism and agriculture. This is a European road and will serve the country as a logistics corridor for centuries. We look forward to welcoming all our citizens to Canakkale. At Canakkale, we look forward to seeing this epic piece on television that they can’t come to, “he continued.

The historic day is today 1915 Canakkale Bridge opens

The total cost of the full-name project “Canakkale Bridge and Highway in 1915” reached € 3.1 billion. The project, which was bid on the build-operated transfer model, was awarded by a joint venture of “Daelim–Limak–SK–YapıMerkezi” consisting of Turkish and Korean companies. 16 years, 2 months, 12 days. The project has a total length of 101 kilometers and includes 88 kilometers of highways and 13 kilometers of connecting roads.

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I saw the birth of the sun from the bridge

Minister Karaismailoğlu began walking the 4,608-meter-long bridge towards the morning, celebrating the sunrise in the middle of the bridge. Karaismailoğlu saw the sunrise on the bridge and took pictures of souvenirs with his companions. Later, Minister Karais Myroul, along with Bülent Turan, Vice-Chair of the AK Party Group, and Julide Iskenderol, Vice-Chair of the AK Party, from the Gallipoli Campaign to the central part of the Canakkale Bridge in 1915, are various cities in Turkey. Walked with citizens with visual and physical disabilities.

The historic day is today 1915 Canakkale Bridge opens

Highlights from the bridge

-The tower is 318 meters long and is the longest suspension bridge. When a shell is placed to commemorate Seyit Onbaşı, the altitude will rise to 334 meters.

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-The length between the two legs is 2023 meters, marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. In this way, it is also the longest bridge in the world between two legs.

-The length of the bridge is 4.5 kilometers. The bridge has a total of 6 lanes.

-Approximately 12,000 employees from 15 countries worked during the project. The number of engineers was 900, and more than 90% of this number was Turkish.

-This project will use 177,000 tonnes of steel, which can produce 128,000 cars. In addition, 227,000 tons of concrete was used.

-Inspired by the Turkish flag when drawing the tower.

The historic day is today 1915 Canakkale Bridge opens

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