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Hasankeyf-2, one of Turkey’s longest bridges’ work completed

The Hasankeyf-2 Bridge will provide transportation to Hasankeyf, which has moved to its new location and will be a solution to the dam crossing problem on the Batman-Midyat road.

Work on the Hasankeyf-2 Bridge, which will be among Turkey’s longest bridges, has been completed and its opening is planned to be held with a ceremony where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will also attend with a live connection.

According to the information obtained by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the Hasankeyf-2 Bridge, which will provide transportation to Hasankeyf, which has moved to its new location, and will also be a solution to the problem of the Hasankeyf variant dam and pond crossing on the Batman-Midyat road, was built on the Tigris River.

The bridge is among Turkey’s longest bridges with a length of 1001 meters. There is also a passageway for pedestrians on the divided road standard bridge.

The bridge, with a maximum pier height of 90 meters and a maximum span of 168 meters, was built in a hybrid design. 681 meters of the bridge were built with balanced cantilevers and 320 meters with prefabricated beams.

The Hasankeyf-2 Bridge was designed for the reconstruction of the Batman-Hasankeyf-Gercus-Midyat road, which was under the dam pond within the scope of the Ilisu Dam works, from outside the lake area and to provide access to Hasankeyf’s new campus.

Adil Karaismailoglu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, is expected to open the bridge, which provides a connection between Batman, Mardin and Habur Border Gate and increases road safety and comfort.

Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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