The Çanakkale 1915 Bridge is a suspension bridge under construction that will span the Dardanelles, the longest suspension bridge in the world measured by its span.The suspension bridge as such will be 3869 m long and have spans of 923 + 2023 + 923 m. Together with the 775 m and 525 m long ramp bridges, the structure will be a total of 5169 m long. 2 × 3 lanes with hard shoulder will be set up on the 36 m wide carriageway. The size of the main opening (2023) numerically corresponds to the centenary of the founding of modern Turkey.The tender from January 26, 2017 was won by a joint venture between the South Korean companies Daelim and SK Group together with the Turkish companies Limak Holding and Yapı Merkezi.The groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 18, 2017, and were attended by, among others, President Erdoğan, Prime Minister Yıldırım and the South Korean Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Kang Ho-in. The date marks the anniversary of a futile attack by British and French warships in the course of the Battle of Gallipoli that resulted in the loss of three and severe damage to another three of the ships. The completion date is stated as March 18, 2022.Source: Wikipedia
August 4, 2021
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