A ceremony to mark the completion of the towers of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge was held on May 16, 2020. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended via videoconference, telling attendees that construction projects such as the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will make Turkey the heart of regional transportation.
“We have many highway, railway, aviation, and maritime projects still underway. When these projects are completed, Turkey, beyond meeting its own needs, will become a regional transportation hub,” President Erdoğan said.
The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, planned to come into service on March 18, 2022, will boast the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world when it opens.