Turkey’s Ministry of Transport confirms date of opening of Canakkale-1915 bridge

The opening ceremony of the Canakkale 1915 bridge, previously scheduled for 2023, will be held on March 18, 2022, said the Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications of Turkey, Ahmet Arslan, reads the message from the ministry.

Reportedly, the Canakkale-1915 bridge will be one of the important bridges in Turkey.

"At present, the creation of infrastructure for the construction of the Canakkale-1915 bridge has been completed, and works on its construction will begin in 2019," Arslan said.

Earlier the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has postponed the date of opening of the Canakkale 1915 bridge, which was scheduled for 2023.

The construction of the Canakkale-1915 bridge, which will be the longest suspension bridge in the world, began in March 2017.

The bridge will not only connect Gelibolu Peninsula with Lapseki area, but will also reduce the time of cargo transportation from Europe to Aegean and Western Mediterranean regions of Turkey bypassing Istanbul.

Initially, the opening of the Canakkale-1915 bridge with the length of 3,860 meters was scheduled for 2023, when the country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.